Kids Can Face Aphasia Caused by Hemiplegia

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If you’ve ever heard of aphasia, chances are you that you have associated it with a condition that affects an older population. However, as many as one in every 1,000 children are affected by childhood hemiplegia, which commonly results in aphasia for these children. Children with hemiplegia (trauma or injury occurring to one side of the brain) may show signs soon after birth, or might not be diagnosed until later in childhood.  A child with aphasia might only show mild signs or may find it very hard to communicate at all. Continue reading