Thursday, September 27, 2007
Lynn Johnston, creator of For Better or For Worse, will be presented a 2007 Media Award by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association bringing attention to “Aphasia” a disorder often brought out as a result of a stroke or brain injury. In her comic feature, the grandfather character struggles to regain his speech after a stroke. The plot-line demonstrates the difficulties not only for the individual, but also the family and caregiver.
Posted by iRDMuni at 1:14 PM
This localization view should be taken cautiously since there are a lot of intrincate connections in the brain, and damage to one area can have repercussions in another. There are some difficulties in language for production or processing:
- Aphasia: it is an impairment of language function due to localized brain damage which leads to difficulty in understanding and/or producing linguistic forms. Two types of aphasia are: Broca's aphasia (reduced amount of speech, distorted articulation and slow, often effortful speech. Frequent omission of functional morphemes); Wernicke's aphasia (difficulty in auditory comprehension. Fluent speech but not much sense. Difficulty in finding the correct words).
Posted by iRDMuni at 1:04 PM