Let’s call it “aphasia”: Rationales for eliminating the term “dysphasia”

  title={Let’s call it “aphasia”: Rationales for eliminating the term “dysphasia”},
  author={L. Worrall and N. Simmons-Mackie and S. J. Wallace and T. Rose and M. Brady and Anthony Pak-Hin Kong and L. Murray and B. Hallowell},
  journal={International Journal of Stroke},
  pages={848 - 851}
  • L. Worrall, N. Simmons-Mackie, +5 authors B. Hallowell
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Stroke
  • Health professionals, researchers, and policy makers often consider the two terms aphasia and dysphasia to be synonymous. The aim of this article is to argue the merits of the exclusive use of the term aphasia and present a strategy for creating change through institutions such as the WHO-ICD. Our contention is that one term avoids confusion, speech-language pathologists prefer aphasia, scholarly publications indicate a preference for the term aphasia, stroke clinical guidelines indicate a… CONTINUE READING
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