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stroke / cerebrovascular accident (CVA)

diagnosed

An acquired condition, mainly affecting older adults.

stroke-CVA – medical term for sudden loss of sensation and control caused by rupture or obstruction of a blood vessel of the brain e.g. a blood clot. A stroke may be referred to as CVA - cerebrovascular accident. In a child, an interruption to the brain’s blood supply for a very brief time may cause a stroke.

Common communication difficulties after a stroke are  aphasia and  dyspraxia.


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December 2012

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