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App to improve communication for aphasia diagnosis, treatment – Medical Xpress

Thursday, 6 June, 2019

App to improve communication for aphasia diagnosis, treatment – Medical Xpress

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An app being developed by Media School assistant professor John Velez and a team from Texas Tech University will help people with a communication impairment better understand their diagnosis and the treatment needed.

Aphasia, which is typically caused by a stroke, occurs when the language centers of the brain have been damaged, resulting in the loss of the ability to understand or formulate speech. Because comprehension is impaired in people with aphasia, it can be difficult for doctors to explain their diagnoses in a way that makes sense, Velez said.

Read more at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-06-app-aphasia-diagnosis-treatment.html

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