Brain Tumors and Aphasia (Speech Problems)
As we know, the ability to communicate is important to all of us, whether we are introverts or extroverts – we all need to talk to others. However, often brain disorders like tumors, neurological disorders like MS or Parkinson’s (to just name a few) can affect our communication efforts. We might have a difficult time finding the right words, or we might find the words, but discover that they are coming out sounding garbled or not in the right order. These problems affecting speech can be referred to as Aphasia. The National Aphasia Association recently sent out information about a new book that addresses this. Written by Joe Biden, whose son had brain cancer, here is the link to this article, https://www.aphasia.org/stories/beau-biden-aphasia/
What has been your experience with Aphasia? Have you or a family member been affected by a communication disorder? If so, please share with us.