Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Aphasia Awareness

Aphasia is a communication disorder that occurs frequently after someone experiences a brain insult;the most common cause is a stroke in the left hemisphere of the brain.  More specifically, the communication impairment experienced by people with aphasia includes problems in spoken language, understanding, reading and writing; while for the most part thinking remains clear.     The MGH Institute of Health Professions has a long standing treatment program for people with aphasia.

In honor of Aphasia Awareness Week,  the staff and faculty of the Institute produced a video to educate others about aphasia and the services available for this important group of patients and their families.  Enjoy!

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