A 48-year-old member asked:
why does aphasia only effect the language center of your brain?
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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Aphasia describes or: categorizes signs of damage from trauma, tumor, infection, "stroke" or neurodegenerative disorder in areas of the brain needed to understand & express verbal & written language.The areas & severity of brain damage dictate the type of aphasia as well as what descriptors are used for other functional impairments. See: www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/aphasia/basics/symptoms/con-20027061
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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