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1 Increasing community awareness of aphasia

2 Imagine waking up one day having lost your ability to use and understand language....welcome to the world of aphasia

3 Incidence and prevalence Aphasia has a high incidence 8600 people per year acquire aphasia 33

4 Funding There is a direct relationship between the public awareness of a condition and the funding and services that are provided for that condition. 44

5 What is aphasia? 5 Aphasia is a language disorder 55

6 6 Aphasia can involve difficulties with.. Talking Reading ListeningWriting 66

7 Symptoms of aphasia Difficulties with: Putting thoughts into words Understanding words Reading and writing Speaking fluently 777

8 Aphasia is NOT.. An intellectual disability An articulation problem A coordination problem A hearing or vision problem A voice problem 8

9 Who can acquire aphasia? Aphasia knows no boundaries Anyone can be affected 999

10 What causes aphasia? Damage to the language centres in the brain Caused by Stroke Head injury Tumour dementia 10

11 Living with aphasia Changes total life experience Aphasia constantly presents challenges throughout life. 11

12 Personal experience of aphasia Discussion with a person with aphasia. 12

13 Example presentation title Page 13 Thank You


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