An acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence.
June is National Aphasia Month
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
Source: American Speech Language
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
Source: Hearing Loss Association of America
acquire the disorder
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
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
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.