Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Battling misconceptions about aphasia

I stumbled across this recent blog posting about 10 Things You Should Know About Aphasia. I especially thought this item might help avoid the typical (but wrong) assumption that people with aphasia are always confused or have a lack of intelligence:
4) Aphasic patients are not necessarily confused. Most aphasia occurs in the absence of confusion and it can be extraordinarily frustrating (and frightening) for the patient. Consider that every time the patient is unable to speak (or even write) there is something that they desperately want to say.
Read the entire list, though, using the link above.

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