Aphasia is a communication disorder affecting over

2,000,000 Americans

In 2020, yearly number of aphasia cases will

double to 180,000

Learn about Aphasia

Learn about Aphasia

Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence. Aphasia impairs the ability to speak and understand others.

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Find support

Search our comprehensive aphasia-focused directory for support groups, aphasia centers and programs, as well as speech language professionals near you.

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The National Aphasia Association has been providing information and support to people with aphasia and their caregivers for over twenty-five years. And we couldn't do it without the generous support of our donors. Please consider making a donation today!

aphasia stories

  • Aphasia-intellect
  • We asked: Does difficulty with speech imply intellectual disability? See how people responded

  • June 2016, Aphasia Awareness Month One key message that the National Aphasia Association and other aphasia advocates work hard to disseminate is that aphasia affects speech and language but not intellectual capabilities. Persons with aphasia, and even those with other language disabilities, are frequently perceived as having intellectual deficits because they have difficulties expressing themselves, finding the […]

  • Niagara Aphasia movies
  • Aphasia awareness through music and song

  • June, 2016 Aphasia Awareness Month  What better way to spread awareness about Aphasia and have some fun in the process than to write a song about it! This is what the Niagara Aphasia Program in Ontario, Canada, did. They created a music video and invited persons with Aphasia to star in it. Here is the project described in […]

  • questions
  • Why we need more awareness about Aphasia

  • June, 2016, Aphasia Awareness Month What are the everyday struggles of persons with Aphasia and their caregivers? Many people don’t know. We have collected some of the emails we receive from patients and caregivers who have agreed to share their stories with all of us in the hope that this will help increase awareness about this challenging and […]

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