June is celebrated as Aphasia awareness month. Aphasia is a condition that affects your ability to communicate. It can affect your speech, as well as the way you write and understand both spoken and written language. Aphasia typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. Aphasia is diagnosed by a speech and language therapist and the course of treatment is decided by throughly assessing the symptoms.
ZU FM 98.2 facilitated College of speech language and hearing sciences project of increasing awareness of Aphasia by hosting a show and calling Ms Amina Siddiqui ( Principle of college of speech language and hearing sciences) with a vast experience of working with Patients of aphasia and Mr Ali Punjani (senior speech and language therapist) has a great amount of experience working with adult population.
Both spoke about the importance of identifying aphasia as early as possible and a speech therapist should assess every patient that comes in hospital with a neurological condition. Types and symptoms of aphasia were discussed in detail as well as the causes of aphasia. It was also discussed how aphasia is different from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
RJ Humaira asked multiple of relevant questions and was well versed about the content.