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Screening and Tests for Aphasia

Screening for aphasia involves determining the extent of the disorder. Any patient with previous history of a stroke and or other brain damage and/or disorders may experience language problems. A physician will evaluate a patient by assessing symptoms and asking about medical history. If aphasia is suspected, the physician will refer the patient to a neurologist and a speech pathologist for further examination.
A speech-language pathologist may ask a set of comprehensive language tests identify any speech problems. Tests for aphasia may include studying speech, naming, repetition, comprehension, reading, and writing. 
Diagnosing aphasia may require the use of imaging procedures. The following screening and tests to diagnose aphasia include: 
  • Computed tomography (CT) 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
If you are experiencing language problems and have a history of a stroke or other conditions that may have caused brain damage, contact Florida Hospital to speak to a doctor about tests for aphasia.

Locations for Aphasia