The term dysphasia, which means a partial loss of language, is commonly used interchangeably with aphasia.
The complexities of language mean that the observable outcomes can be confusing to families and friends.
For example, some people:
- can read some words but not others
- can struggle with writing or recognising all the letters of the alphabet
- might be able to read but have difficulty processing the information or be unable to recognise some words
- may struggle with remembering the information given in simple sentences
- might be able to write but not read
- speak about and be involved in one topic but be unable to engage at all in another
Please see apahsia.org for comprehensive definitions and information