Symptoms of Aphasia

Aphasia does not affect speech by impairing muscle control, but it is sometimes confused with other conditions—dysarthria and apraxia—which do.

Aphasia symptoms vary from person to person. Someone who has the disorder may do the following:

  • Speak using only nouns and verbs
  • Mix up the order of words in a sentence
  • Use the wrong words or made-up words
  • Have trouble working with numbers (balancing a checkbook, for instance)

Someone who has the disorder may be unable to:

  • Retrieve words from memory
  • Understand words when others speak
  • Remember new information
  • Speak in complete sentences
  • Read or write
  • Understand that numbers have meaning

Contact Us

To be seen by one of our speech pathologists, you will need a referral. You or your physician can call
(585) 758-5730 to schedule an appointment.

For inpatient questions, please call (585) 275-8493. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.