Communications Problems—Aphasia

  • Rolland S. Parker


Communications, verbal expression, and comprehension in particular may be our most significant adaptive skill. We use it to exchange information with the world, to signal ourselves during problem solving, and to encode memories. Loss of communication ability is a common after-effect of brain damage, i.e., difficulties in understanding others and expressing oneself verbally. Aphasia often improves over time, being most common immediately posttrauma with severe brain damage (Levin, 1981; Sarno, 1981b). Loss of ability to communicate may vary with the mode of expression, e.g., writing or vocalizing.


Reading Comprehension Verbal Ability Arcuate Fasciculus Severe Brain Damage Comprehension Deficit 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolland S. Parker
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  1. 1.(Clinical Neuropsychology; Clinical Psychology)Diplomate of the American Board of Professional PsychologyNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA

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