Caring, Experienced Tutoring for Aphasia, Dysphasia, and Global Aphasia
Aphasia is usually caused by a stroke or an injury to the part of the brain that controls language. It can also be caused by a brain tumor or other neurological disorders, and can be present itself as a learning difficulty in the early developmental stages of a child.
The person with aphasia suffers with an inability to understand and express both written and verbal words. They may speak in shorter sentences or omit words altogether because they have difficulty finding the “right” words to convey their thoughts.
There are different types of aphasia, each type ranging from mild to severe. Global aphasia, the most severe form of aphasia, is frequently seen right after a stroke, and can affect all of a person’s language skills. In addition to having difficulty speaking and understanding words, the person is unable to write or read.
Dysphasia and aphasia are often used interchangeably as they both refer to language difficulties due to damage or loss of function to the areas of the brain that control language.
The person with dysphasia experiences difficulty in writing, talking, listening, and understanding. This deficit in comprehension may prove difficult in school as the student with dysgraphia can struggle with verbal association and grammar structure.
The key thing to remember here is the person diagnosed with aphasia or dysphasia does not lack in intelligence or the ability to think. Depending on when the trauma was suffered, they may need assistance in learning, or re-learning via alternative means of communication and strategies that are customized to their individual situation.
Westside Tutoring & Testing Services specializes in working one-on-one with students diagnosed with learning difficulties. We offer the professional experience and committed tutoring each individual student needs to succeed to the best of their ability.
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