Brain Lateralization and Language Reflection
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur when an “external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction.” A dysfunction has the ability to occur from a number of accidents. It could be something as simple as a push to the body and the head moving violently to an object hitting the human skull in a violent manner. Mild trauma to the brain has the ability to only cause temporary dysfunction, meaning the brain will have the ability to recover from the damage.
One disorder that can result from damage to the brain is called Aphasia. This disorder is responsible for affecting the language abilities in a person. Individuals who suffer from this disorder at one time had damage that happened to the left hemisphere of the brain. Aphasia is not something that just occurs over time. Aphasia usually occurs suddenly and most of the time happens as a result from an individual experiencing stroke or sever head trauma. There is only one form of slow development in the aspect of an individual suffering from a brain tumor. Aphasia, although still studied today, is known to impair both facial and body expression, as well as understanding written and spoken language. This may also cause reading and writing to become difficult to comprehend. Aphasia can also be paired with other disorders such as apraxia of speech and dysarthria. These also occur due to brain trauma or damage being experienced.
Aphasia is more common than one would think with about one million individuals in the United States suffering from the disorder. Individuals who suffer from Aphasia will participate in speech therapy and cognitive brain activities. Family members are encouraged to increase patience and adapt their language with the individual. A good support system is what will increase the ability to live a happy and meaningful life. I was particularly interested to know that research is continued to learn more about Aphasia. This is because scientists are still...