Types of aphasia

Aphasia is the partial or total loss of the ability to communicate with an individual who previously had normal ability. Aphasia can affect one’s capacity to speak, write, calculate, and in some cases, to understand a written or verbal message.

Aphasia is not a mental illness, but rather a consequence of damage suffered to the parts of the brain that control language.

A person with aphasia is neither confused nor amnesic, as they have full knowledge of his or her  difficulties. People with aphasia need to be received with an open mind, and need time to speak.

The different types of aphasia: