Thursday, May 28, 2009

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.

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