What is Aphasia (or Dysphasia)

Aphasia is an acquired language difficulty that affects a person's ability to understand and/or use words, sentences and conversation. Aphasia is a complex condition and it affects people in very different ways. Aphasia can be different for everyone. Aphasia can result in very mild to very severe communication difficulties, and it does not affect a person’s intelligence.

If you would like to better understand Aphasia you can read more on the IASLT website here:


You can also listen to Dr. Helen Kelly, UCC on IASLT’s podcast. Dr. Kelly shares her wealth of knowledge about aphasia with some hints and tips about how to communicate with and support people with aphasia. Dr. Kelly also discusses the Aphasia Café and the experiences of both patrons with aphasia and SLT students who have attended.