Dysphasia describes difficulty in expressing or understanding thought in spoken or written words, caused by brain damage. It affects the ability to use speech and language for communication. Dysphasia has varying causes such as:
- Birth defect
- Accident (i.e. Road Traffic Accident, cycling, any accidents that inflicts any damage to the head)
What are the symptoms?
People with dysphasia may experience several different symptons, including;
- having difficulty talking
- understanding both spoken and written words
- writing or doing numeral calculationse
- everyday tasks such as walking the dog or going to the shopsPeople with the condition can think clearly and know what they’re feeling, and their intellect is maintained. It is common that they are often mistakenly thought to be drunk or mentally confused.
How can SLT Online help?
Many people with Dysphasia adapt to their situation and develop coping mechanisms.
Julie Andrews, consultant speech and language therapist, offers assessments, therapy and training in the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Warwickshire areas.
To arrange an assessment with Julie please visit the appointments page. If you require any further information about the help Julie can provide for people with autism, please visit the contact page and complete the on-line form.