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Diagnosis And Treatment Of Aphasia
How is aphasia diagnosed?
The tests are conducted by a speech-language pathologist that include studying speech, naming, repetition, comprehension, reading, and writing.
Some of the other tests that are conducted include:
1. Computed tomography (CT)
Using X-rays and a computer, the test carries out a detailed scan of the body. The scan shows detailed images of the bones, muscles, fat, and organs.
2. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
This type of imaging uses radio frequencies, and a computer to provide us with detailed images of organs and structures within the body.
3. Positron emission tomography (PET)
A computer-based imaging technique that leverages radioactive substances to examine body processes.
How can aphasia be treated?
Here are some ways to treat aphasia:
* Speech-language therapy
* Non-verbal communication therapies such as computers or pictures
* Group therapy for patients and their families