Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage to the parts of the brain that contain language (typically in the left half of the brain) which is generally caused by stroke. Individuals who experience damage to the right side of the brain may have additional difficulties beyond speech and language issues. Aphasia may causes difficulties in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, but does not affect intelligence. Individuals with aphasia may also have other problems, such as dysarthria, apraxia, or swallowing problems.
Mainly treatment is provided in individual or group sessions.The type of treatment depends on the needs and goals of the person with aphasia.