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28 Feb 2026

Last Reviewed

1 Mar 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

120 Minutes

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Activity Description

Aphasia is an impairment of language caused by damage to the language area of the brain, primarily Broca and Wernicke areas. Injury to the brain can be caused by various disease processes such as cerebrovascular accident (CVA), traumatic brain injury (TBI), brain mass, or neurodegenerative diseases. Patients can develop symptoms that include difficulties articulating words or sentences, deficits of comprehension, or both. This activity highlights the evaluation and treatment of aphasia and outlines the role of the interprofessional team in the care of patients with this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the pathophysiology of aphasia.
  • Outline the typical presentation of each aphasia syndrome.
  • Explain the management options available for aphasia.
  • Describe interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance the care of patients with aphasia and improve outcomes.


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Continuing Education Accreditation Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is reported to the following Maintenance of Certification (MOC) boards:
American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Neuro Anesthesia
  • Sleep Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
American Board of Pathology
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Neuropathology (incl. Neuromuscular)
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Neurology

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  3. Study the educational content in the activity.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment.
  6. Obtain a certificate.

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