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Motor Aphasia and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

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Aphasia is a language impairment that is evidenced by damage to the areas of your brain that control language. This usually means the left hemisphere (side) of your brain in the majority of people. Aphasia is an impairment that usually comes on suddenly. Aphasia is often the result of a head injury or a stroke. However, aphasia can also occur slowly, as when it is the result of a brain tumor. Aphasia effects the understanding and expression of language, as well as the writing and reading of language. Aphasia can take place at the same time as other speech disorders, such as apraxia of speech or dysarthria. These disorders are often due to brain damage. There are four main types of aphasia. They are:   ?  Receptive aphasia – This is where you see the print or hear the voice, but you are not able to make any sense out of the words. ?  Global aphasia – This is a form of aphasia where you are not able to speak, write, understand or read speech. ?  Anomic aphasia – This is where you have a problem using the right word for objects, events or places. ?  Motor aphasia – In this form you know what it is that you would like to say, but you have difficulty writing or saying what you mean. Motor aphasia is referred to in other ways. It is also known as non-fluent aphasia, Broca’s aphasia and expressive aphasia. Motor aphasia may involve being completely unable to speak. Or, you may be limited to where you are only able to speak single-word statements. In some cases, complete sentences may be possible, but they are spoken with a great deal of effort. When you have motor aphasia, your speech exhibits a telegraphic quality. Conjunctions, articles (a, an, the) and other small words are left out. Function words are the focus of your speech. Motor aphasia does not involve a loss of comprehension. You have the ability to follow directions and to understand other people’s conversation. One of the common difficulties with motor aphasia is hemiparesis or hemiplegia. This is  a weakness or paralysis that involves your right side. Motor aphasia is also marked by having a difficult time finding the word that you want to use in conversation. You know about your problems with language, and this may result in emotional disturbances like depression. Motor aphasia results from damage to the front part of your brain. This is the part of your brain that is responsible for human language. Things like a stroke, car accident or a brain tumor may cause this damage. The signs and symptoms that you have with motor aphasia are determined by the severity of the impairment. Possible signs and symptoms are: ?  Paralysis or weakness of your right arm and leg ?  Speaking in short or incomplete sentences ?  Frustration ?  Depression ?  A loss of the ability to pronounce different words ?  Flat intonation ?  Repeating one word over and over again ?  Your ability to make gestures and write are affected. You may be disabled and unable to work because of the disability that has been caused by motor aphasia and/or complications that have developed from this impairment. If this is your situation, you may need financial aid. Have you attempted to get Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration as a result of your disability? Did the Social Security Administration reject your attempt to get these disability benefits? If you intend to reapply or appeal your denial, is the place where you need to go. The disability attorney at is able to get you the financial aid that is rightfully yours from the Social Security Administration. Do not hesitate. Turn to, without fail.
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