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Aphasia (Dysphasia)

Posted on September 21, 2014 | No Comments on Aphasia (Dysphasia)

Aphasia (Dysphasia) is a general term used to describe organic disturbances in language resulting from cortical tissue damage rather than from defective innervation of the muscles used in speech or from mental deficiency.

Nursing Care:
a. Rehabilitation should be done 6 to 12 weeks immediately after a stroke which is the “optimum treatment period, ” but additional improvement can take place for 2 or more years after a stroke

b. Formal speech therapy starts after the acute phase
c. Provide verbal stimuation
d. Speak at eye level contact
e. Talk slowly and in a natural tone of voice
f. Use simple workds and short sentences to allow sufficient time for he patient to answer question
g. use word cards, pictures, slate boards, and audio tapes

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