Aphasia is a language disorder.

It impacts people’s ability to write, read, speak, or understand language.

There are 3 broad
types: Broca's aphasia, Wernicke's aphasia, and global aphasia.

They all affect one’s ability to communicate

Using incomplete or meaningless sentences,
mixing up words, inability to understand conversations, etc.


Aphasia may occur suddenly after a stroke
or head injury

or slowly due to brain tumors or neurological diseases.

Aphasia mostly
affects middle-aged or older people,

but it can affect anyone, including children.

The main treatment
for aphasia is speech-language therapy, either individually or in groups.