Aphasia is a communication disorder that can affect a person’s ability to talk, understand spoken language, read and/or write. 

This loss of ability to communicate has a huge impact on a person’s relationships, participation and self-identity.  

Aphasia does not impact a person’s intelligence or competence. 

 Although most commonly as a result of a stroke, aphasia can be caused by any damage to the language centres of the brain, such as brain injuries and tumours.