Your loved one has been diagnosed with Aphasia after having a stroke…now what? Aphasia occurs when a stroke effects the areas of the brain involved with language. Aphasia can cause difficulty with communicating, understanding language, reading, and writing. These difficulties often lead to frustration for the person with Aphasia, as well as their loved ones. Participating in consistent speech therapy to continue to improve communication is the best way to help return lost skills. Until you are able to start consistent therapy with a Speech Language Pathologist, the link below will lead to 12 strategies that may make communication more successful.