Patient Handout: Living With Dysphasia

Living with a language disorder is difficult in a world dependent on communication. How can you continue to thrive after a dysphasia diagnosis?

Dysphasia, sometimes referred to simply as aphasia, is a language disorder that causes partial or complete inability to communicate. The disorder can take two forms: receptive dysphasia, or difficulty in comprehension, and expressive dysphasia, or difficulty in combining words into coherent sentences.

While all types of dysphasia are either receptive or expressive, there are multiple subtypes of dysphasia that can arise and affect individuals in different ways.

This handout summarizes how patients living with this diagnosis can continue to live their lives to the fullest.

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