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Aphasia: Loss of Language

Frederick DiCarlo, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Frederick DiCarlo

Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects people’s ability to use or understand words. In a recent interview with IVANHOE News, Fred DiCarlo, Ed.D., assistant professor and clinical supervisor, NSU’s department of Speech and Language Pathology, said, “Aphasia is basically the loss of language.” The disorder is more common in older adults, especially those who have had a stroke. Dr. DiCarlo and his students created a dance contest for their clients who have aphasia and their caregivers with the goal of improving processing speed, memory and verbalization.

 

CLICK HERE to watch the interview.