Wednesday, June 17, 2009


After creating this blog I have learned so much about Aphasia, and the different types associated with aphasia. We learn that there are multiple types, ones more severe than others. The blog also educated individuals on the ways to become diagnosed with aphasia, and the support for love ones. We also are given specific information from statistics and surveys on aphasia, and the pronunciation of words. Finally, we are given video to help one understand how to cope with someone diagnosed with aphasia, and to see how there lives are affected from day to day.

The learning objectives obtained in this blog:
  • Learning the definiton of Aphasia, and how it is clasified
  • Learning information; including diagnosis, treatment, and support tactics
  • Learning specific information and statistics about Aphasia

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Psych Verb Production and Comprehension in Agrammatic Broca's Aphasia

The study below was formed by examining 8 patients diagnosed with aphasia. The participants were examined on their ability to pronounce certain verbs. The journal also goes into great detail about the different types of aphasia. They were tested based upon their fluency of the verbs, repetition, naming, and auditory compensation. The journal shares with us the results of the study, and also gives a place for discussion about the study.

On-line processing of Tense and Temporality in Agrammatic Aphasia

In this journal we are given specific information leading to how individuals are diagnosed with aphasia. It is a research study between 3 English speaking individuals and how they have defects within there comprehension. The journal goes in to specific detail on how the individuals can identify some of their verbs and not others. This article also shows a table explaining information collected from the participants in the study. It shows that they went through language testing, along with sentence positioning, followed by, a graph explaining the results within the experimental. This journal was very helping in the learning of aphasia and how one is tested, and shows the outcome in their specific form of aphasia.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Aphasia Hope Foundation

The Aphasia Hope Foundation was found in 1997. It was formed by a personal experience and the association with caregivers of individuals diagnosed with aphasia. The group consulted many professional individuals to try ad obtain information on aphasia, but found it very difficult. After countless hours researching, the Aphasia Hope Foundation was formed. It allows individuals that are diagnosed with aphasia to learn about the resources available to them. The article then goes on to inform us of the accomplishments that have been met by the Aphasia Hope Foundation. This foundation is fully supportive of helping and trying to find a cure for Aphasia.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke aphasia is defined as, neurological disorder caused by damage to the portions of the brain that are responsible for language. Aphasia is most commonly divided into four distinctive categories, which are the most common types of aphasia. Those include expressive aphasia, which involved the difficulty to speak to to write, receptive aphasia, the difficulty to understand, anomic aphasia, which is the least severe type and it makes your body not recognize simple objects and names, and finally global aphasia, which results in severe damage to the language portions of your brain. The website also informs us that there are many studies being conducted to better understand individuals with aphasia and how their bodies react to the disorder.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The National Aphasia Association

We learn in the web link below that Aphasia is a impairment of speech causing you to have difficulty in reading and writing. Aphasia comes from a brain injury, for older individuals it usually comes from strokes. Individuals with aphasia can have very mild cases, but they can also have a severe case. Aphasia most commonly affects one particular point within your body, for example, the ability to put your words into a complete sentence. There are many different types of aphasia. The most common type is Global Aphasia. These individuals can not read nor write. We also learn that there are other disorders that are mistaken for aphasia. More than 1 million people within in the United States are diagnosed with aphasia, and it can be found in all races, ages, and sex. Aphasia can be temporary for an individual, although there is no cure for the disorder, and no known ways to prevent aphasia.