UNH Speakers Bureau

Aphasia Treatment

 

Program Description:

Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to language centers of the brain. For almost all right-handers and for about 1/2 of left-handers, damage to the left side of the brain causes aphasia. As a result, individuals who were previously able to communicate through speaking, listening, reading and writing become more limited in their ability to do so. The most common cause of aphasia is stroke, but gunshot wounds, blows to the head, other traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, and other sources of brain damage can also cause aphasia. This presentation will include examinations of the methods and efficacy of language intervention for adults with aphasia.


Speaker:

Fred Lewis

Fred Lewis, Ph.D., Ohio U., is an associate professor of communication sciences and disorders at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include the application of singing techniques to voice therapy and word retrieval strategies in aphasia.

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