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Online aphasia therapy for a stroke or other brain injury
In-person aphasia therapy near Skokie, Evanston, West Rogers Park, Wilmette
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Acquired language disorders, such as aphasia, result from injury or health events.  Aphasia can make returning back to normal day activities more challenging.

Aphasia, a common language disorder caused by brain damage, typically affects the left cortical hemisphere responsible for speech and language. Strokes, hemorrhages, and traumatic brain injuries are common causes of aphasia. Although there are various types of aphasia, individuals often present with a combination of symptoms that do not fit neatly into a specific category. As a speech therapist, my focus is on treating symptoms and helping individuals communicate effectively in their daily lives.  If you are experiencing language difficulties, please feel free to contact me for a complimentary consultation.

Broca's Aphasia is a type of non-fluent aphasia. Speech output is often reduced, the person often has word finding difficulties (also known as anomia) and substitutes one word or sound for another (also known as paraphasias). Writing is typically similar to verbal output.

Broca's Aphasia

Wernicke's Aphasia is a type of fluent aphasia. Individuals with Wernicke's aphasia have intact fluency, but often what they say does not make sense. This individual lacks awareness to notice or fix the issue.

Wernicke's Aphasia

Transcortical Motor Aphasia is a type of non-fluent aphasia. It is a rare type of aphasia. Auditory comprehension is relatively intact, but verbal output is greatly reduced. Severity ranges from mild to severe.

Transcortical Motor Aphasia

Transcortical Sensory Aphasia is a type of fluent aphasia. It is very similar to Wernickes in that speech is fluent, but lacks meaning. A big differentiator between the two conditions is that individuals with Transcortical Sensory Aphasia have preserved repetition.

Transcortical Sensory Aphasia

Mixed Transcortical Aphasia is a type of non-fluent aphasia. Auditory comprehension, reading, and writing are often impaired; however, repetition of complex words and sentences are intact.

Mixed Transcortical Aphasia

Conduction Aphasia is a type of fluent aphasia. A hallmark sign of this aphasia is the severely impaired repetition. Individuals with Conduction Aphasia often anticipate and self-correct errors.

Conduction Aphasia

Global Aphasia is a type of non-fluent aphasia. Deficits in all areas of language, including auditory comprehension, reading, writing, and spoken language are all impaired.

Global Aphasia

Anomic Aphasia is a type of fluent aphasia. Naming is disproportionately impaired in comparison to other language skills, which are relatively not impacted.

Anomic Aphasia

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