Saturday, March 14, 2015

Video: Aphasia (Speech Disorders)

Language and the Brain: Aphasia and Split-Brain Patients

Published on Sep 17, 2013

Learn about language areas of the brain and the effects of damage to those parts of the brain. By Carole Yue.

More free lessons at Khan Academy.

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Lost Words -- Finding Hope for Aphasia Through Technology

Published on Sep 11, 2013

Andrew Gomory at TEDxWilmington.

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Expressive Aphasia - Sarah Scott - Teenage Stroke Survivor

Uploaded on Feb 28, 2010

Sarah had an unexpected ischemic stroke when she was 18. She now suffers from aphasia, a communication disorder.

Over million people in the USA have aphasia, and over 350 thousand in the UK.

Every 11 minutes, in the UK, 3 people will have a stroke. One of them will have aphasia.

More young people are suffering strokes. The probable reason for Sarah's stroke was a PFO, a hole in the heart. This was only discovered after the stroke, when Sarah had a barrage of tests to try to find the cause. The hole was closed using an amplatzer device, in November 2009.

We hope that this video might help other young people in a similar situation. I spent hours and hours online, looking for support and answers in the darkest days when Sarah was in hospital.

Please feel free to contact us if you want to!

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Sarah Scott - Aphasia - 5 Years after a Stroke at 18 

Published on May 14, 2014

Sarah had a stroke at school when she was 18 years old. She is an Ambassador for The Stroke Association in the UK and works to raise awareness of aphasia, which affects millions of people worldwide, about 1/3 of this who suffer a stroke will have aphasia, a communication disorder.

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Interview With Aphasic Person

Published on Sep 5, 2013

A person with aphasia tries to explain what it is like to live with the acquired communication disorder, in which you have a loss of language but NOT intelligence. The video also emphasizes how important the need for help is in trying to find resources for individuals living with aphasia.

For more information on aphasia visit

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Aphasia - Help Pave Way Cure Brain Disease

Published on Feb 26, 2014

This film has been entered into the 2014 Neuro Film Festival from the American Brain Foundation at

"Help us pave the way to finding a cure for brain disease."

Help us raise awareness about aphasia. Visit:

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Young Stroke Survivors with Aphasia - Laura

Published on Nov 7, 2013

I'm Laura! I'm 27. Five years ago, I was hit by a drunk driver. I had a stroke. I have aphasia.

My friends don't know how to talk to me. Here are some tips.

  • 11/24/13 - The website for the National Aphasia Association is NOT ".com".
  • 11/28/12 - To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email

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What is Aphasia?

Published on Feb 10, 2013

This was a short video I created to try to raise money for scholarships for people with aphasia. While that campaign has ended, this video can provide a brief description and example about aphasia and it's devastating effects.

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Wernicke's Aphasia

Uploaded on Jan 26, 2010

A patient manifesting classic symptoms of Wernicke's aphasia...

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Aphasia - Imagine Life Without Words

Published on Sep 1, 2014

Aphasia - Imagine life without words - it could happen to you.

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Aphasia (or dysphasia) is a communication difficulty caused by brain damage. Most people who have aphasia have had a stroke, but it can also occur from tumours, infection and progressive diseases like motor neuron disease (ALS).

There are different types of aphasia like Wernicke's, Broca's. Conduction, Anomic and Global Aphasia which relates to the part of the brain that’s damaged. The term is also a descriptor of whether you lose your capacity to understand speech, talk, read and/or write. There are also different severity types, Global being the most severe as it affects all modes of written and verbal communication. However there is one commonality, the person with aphasia's frustration at not being able to communicate in the way they used to.

This video on “Aphasia – life without words” was made by a Speech Pathologist and aims to take you into the world of a person with aphasia – a young mother who struggles to do everyday things. How does she shop? Eat at a café? Spend time with friends? This video also shows real life examples of supports and treatment options anyone can put in place, once they have been shown how.

Millions of people suffer from this condition, its time they had a voice, it is time people understood aphasia.

Please share this link with friends, family and colleagues and help raise awareness.

Aphasia: FIND the opportunity, MAKE the difference

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Aphasia Etiquette - Ask Wait Listen

Published on Nov 29, 2013

The BBC's interrogator-in-chief John Humphrys, has provided the voice for this 'aphasia etiquette' video. It provides an illustrated guide highlighting the challenges facing people with aphasia and uses the concept of Ask, Wait, Listen for patients. This concept has been developed from feedback by stroke survivors with aphasia and uses simple solutions like offering them the opportunity to express "yes", "no" or "I don't understand".

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Living With Aphasia

Uploaded on Apr 26, 2011

Directed and Produced by Mike Kulesa

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