An acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence.

June is National Aphasia Month

APHASIA

Source: National Aphasia Association 

A motor speech disorder that makes it hard to speak. It can take a lot of work to learn to say sounds and words better. 

May 14th is National Apraxia

Awareness Day

APRAXIA

Source: American Speech Language

Hearing Association 

An impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance but is not included under the definition of ‘deafness.'

March 3rd is World Hearing Day 

HEARING IMPAIRMENT

Source: Hearing Loss Association of America

Nearly
180,000 Americans
acquire the disorder
each year

The most common cause of aphasia is stroke (about 25-40% of stroke survivors acquire aphasia).

It can also result from head injury, brain tumor or other neurological causes.

1 to 2
children
per 1,000.
It is estimated to be higher in male children 

The cause is unknown. In some cases, damage to the brain causes CAS. Damage may be caused by a genetic disorder or syndrome, or by a stroke or traumatic brain injury.

About 2 to 3
out of every
1,000 children
in the US are born with a detectable level of hearing loss
in one or both ears.

Can be caused by birth complications or premature birth and is linked to drug and alcohol use, or smoking during pregnancy. Also caused by an infection in the mother during pregnancy or maternal diabetes.