Aphasia is an acquired language disorder which may have resulted from an internal
brain injury such as stroke, from a lesion or tumor in the brain, or from an external
brain injury. Simply put, aphasia can occur from damage to the normal language functioning
of the brain. Aphasia has many forms or types depending on the area of the brain
that has been affected.
By working through therapy, where one practices their use and understanding of language,
many of aphasia's obstacles can be overcome. Depending on what areas of the brain
have been affected that has caused aphasia, some key areas of speech and language
- Using words, pictures and/or symbols to re-build their understanding of language.
- Listening to spoken words, sentences and phrases and speaking them.
- Practicing writing, spelling and creating cohesive sentences.
DynaVox provides a range of tools that individuals with aphasia need to overcome
communication challenges, develop language and literacy skills, make choices, speak
their minds and fully participate in life!