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How singing can help bring back language, provide community for people with aphasia

When someone suffers a brain injury and loses the ability to speak, read and communicate, typically after a stroke, that condition is known as aphasia. According to the National Aphasia Association, the condition affects more than 2 million Americans.

From member station KJZZ in Phoenix, Jill Ryan reports that one way to help bring back the language — and create a social community — is through singing.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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