There are many conditions that can cause aphasia, or a loss of language, such as brain injury, stroke, or neurodegenerative conditions. Verbal output can be fluent or non-fluent and language loss may include changes in verbal expression, listening comprehension, reading, and/or writing. Communication can be improved through direct remediation of language facilities and compensatory strategies for the person with aphasia and their loved ones. A loss or change in communication can be difficult, and the speech-language pathologists at Washington University can help to assess and diagnose specific areas of deficit. The speech-language pathologist will then provide cutting edge treatment programs from over a dozen evidence-based approaches, and monitor progress through monthly and quarterly assessments.
You will begin your visit with a discussion of your current experiences and changes. Then, you will complete standardized assessments and self-rating scales to further understand and diagnose the presence and severity of aphasia. Following assessment, you and your speech-language pathologist will discuss treatment options, establish goals, and determine your visit frequency in order to make maximal progress.
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