Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language. Patients with aphasia have difficulty speaking and understanding others. Stroke is the most common cause of aphasia, but it can also be caused by a traumatic brain injury, a brain tumor or a degenerative disease.
Oleander Rehabilition offers speech and langage therapy to help patients with aphasia relearn and practice language skills. A speech-language pathologist (SLP) will evaluate the patient using tests, interviews and observations to gauge the person’s ability to speak, understand, and read and write, identifying areas in need of improvement. The therapist then develops a customized treatment plan based on the specific type and severity of aphasia to help the patient improve communication skills.