American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA Glossary: Crossed Aphasia

A type of aphasia that occurs when a person's language centers are not in the expected hemisphere. In most right-handed individuals, language centers are located in the left hemisphere. This is also true for a majority of left-handed people, although there are exceptions for both groups. An example of crossed aphasia would be a right-handed person who has a right hemisphere stroke that results in aphasia.

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