Speech Therapy for Aphasia
Goshen Speech and Hearing Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of aphasia. Our goal is to accurately diagnose patients and provide or recommend treatment so that patients may resume normal activities and have a more fulfilling quality of life.
Aphasia is a disorder that affects a person’s expressive or receptive language. People with aphasia may find it difficult to read, write, speak and comprehend language. Aphasia occurs from damage to the language centers of the brain, usually as a result of stroke. There are multiple types of aphasia, including expressive, receptive, anomic, and global aphasia.
- Expressive aphasia occurs when a person knows what he or she wants to say, but is unable to express thought by speaking or writing.
- Receptive aphasia is the opposite, and happens when a person can hear words and see text but cannot understand the message.
- Anomic aphasia occurs when a person has difficulty naming objects, places, or events.
Global aphasia is a combination of the aphasias.
In most cases, patients diagnosed with aphasia benefit from language therapy as early as possible. The speech-language pathologist will provide treatment based on the individual needs of the patient. Treatment exercises include reading, writing, following directions, and imitating speech. Some instances of aphasia can be resolved without treatment.
Goshen Speech and Hearing Center provides therapeutic techniques to diagnose and treat the cause of your symptoms. We provide professional speech-language therapy and audiology services to the Orange County, NY and Greater Hudson Valley community as well as the surrounding areas of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.
Contact our office by calling (845) 294-0661 to schedule an appointment.