Jennifer Thompson Tetnowski, PhD, CCC-SLP, CSD Assistant Professor, Discusses Aphasia on News 9
Published: Friday, April 1, 2022
Jennifer Thompson Tetnowski, PhD, CCC-SLP, CSD Assistant Professor, provides an accurate characterization about aphasia on News 9,
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Aphasia is the term used to describe difficulty using language to communicate. A person with aphasia may have trouble with speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Aphasia does NOT include difficulty with memory or problem-solving. When a person has aphasia they may need you to talk more slowly and give them time to respond. They may need you to help by showing photos or using gestures. But, people with aphasia know what they want to say and can make decisions. People with aphasia are smart, interesting, and fun to hang out with. If you would like more information and resources related to aphasia, click here.