INVISIBLE DISABILITIES

Aphasia | Apraxia | Hearing Impairment

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

Aphasia affects two million Americans. Nearly 180,000 Americans acquire the disorder each year.

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