Focus on a review of aphasia
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... A specific language impairment (SLI) such as aphasia (speech), alexia (reading), or agraphia (writing) may be induced, genetic or developmental in form. SLIs occur because of neurological, sensori-motor, non-verbal cognitive or socio-emotional dysfunctions (Harley, 2001; Hunt & Ellis, 2004). There has been active research into aphasia, alexia and agraphia for the past four decades. Language acquisition or its impairment is of primary concern in industrialized nations given the emphasis placed on text in day to day living, in education, at the supermarket, at work and on roads, and for leisure purposes for example.
This paper will focus on a review of aphasia, which can be more explicitly define...