Brain injuries can be truly horrendous and may result in limitations that drastically change a person’s quality of life. Depending on the severity of the injury as well as the location of the trauma, a person can lose basic functions that developed before they were old enough to remember. In particular, the ability to communicate at a functionally fluent level can be lost if a certain area of the brain is affected by an injury. Known as aphasia, this lack of fluent language can be an extremely challenging disability to live with.

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Forms of Aphasia

As with any function-specific type of brain damage, there are multiple forms of aphasia that can occur. Considering that the cognitive systems necessary to carry on a fluent conversation are actually fairly complex, it should be no surprise that aphasic changes, which can affect very specific linguistic acts, can vary greatly. The following are representative forms of aphasia:

  • receptive, or Wernicke’s, aphasia, in which language is not fluently received
  • expressive, or Broca’s, aphasia, in which language is not fluently produced
  • dysgraphia, which is not necessarily aphasia, but affects the ability to write

The loss of a language-related skill can prove extremely detrimental to a person’s professional prospects. As receptive aphasia can effectively make a person deaf to comprehensible language in certain circumstances, this can make a business person significantly less effective at day-to-day operations. Considering what kinds of lost opportunities may be missed because of this kind of disability, aphasia should not be taken lightly.

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