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Aphasia: What Happens When You Lose Language

Cecilia Santiago, Speech-Language Therapist, Malaysian Association of Speech-Language and Hearing (MASH) | Jess, recently diagnosed with aphasia

10-May-22 16:00

Aphasia: What Happens When You Lose Language

It came as a shock to many when it was reported that legendary actor Bruce Willis was retiring, due to a condition known as aphasia, a disorder which affects a person’s ability to communicate and to use language. This can be hard for people to imagine, especially when it’s such a vital part of our daily lives. So here to shed more light on what aphasia is in conjunction with Better Hearing and Speech Month this May, are Cecilia Santiago, a speech-language therapist from the Malaysian Association of Speech-Language and Hearing, and Jess, who was recently diagnosed with aphasia.


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Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Lim Sue Ann


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