In honor of Aphasia awareness month, we talked to Deborah Sanders, M.S., CCC-SLP, Lead Speech Language Pathologist at The Medical Center of Aurora about Aphasia.

What is Aphasia?

  • “Aphasia is a language disorder that happens when a person has brain damage.”

What causes Aphasia?

  • “Aphasia is often caused by a stroke.
  • Any type of brain damage can cause aphasia. This includes brain tumors, traumatic brain injury and brain disorders that get worse over time.”

What are signs and symptoms of Aphasia?

  • “A person with aphasia may have trouble understanding, speaking, reading or writing.”

How can Aphasia be treated/helped?

  • “Speech Language Pathologists help people who suffer from aphasia.
  • At The Medical Center of Aurora our excellent Speech Therapy Department is available to help patients with Aphasia!”

Deborah and The Medical Center of Aurora would like to use this month to increase awareness and support for patients/families impacted by Aphasia.

If you or someone you know is struggling with symptoms of Aphasia, Learn more about Speech Therapy at The Medical Center of Aurora.