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

  • Jan 31, 2016- Ali Maffucci, uses her spiralizer to make zucchini noodles in her Jersey City kitchen. She has a big spiraling blog and best-selling cookbook. She is holding a finished dish of zucchini noodles with shaved asparagus and goat cheese although it looks like a traditional Italian pasta dish.  (Jennifer Brown for the New York Post)
  • Affiliate Spotlight – Adler Aphasia Center

  • We spoke with the Adler Aphasia Center to learn more about their services, their approach, and why they find working with Aphasia so important. In this profile, they also share with us their favorite success story with a patient and what makes their center unique. Check out their NAA listings at the end of the […]

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  • Affiliate Spotlight – Austin Speech Labs

  • Austin speech labs offered some insight into their work and how they are able to promote their services to help the Aphasia community. We loved hearing about their therapy approach and an uplifting success story they shared about one of the amazing young men they worked with. Tell us about what you do and what […]

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  • Getting on with the rest of your life after stroke and aphasia: a study of life participation post stroke

  • October 17, 2016 Following stroke, many people experience difficulty with social interaction, recreational activities, and even regular daily-life activities. This is often a result of limited physical mobility, mood changes such as experiencing depression, or, for some, dealing with a cognitive impairment. For persons with Aphasia, difficulty speaking or understanding others is a particular challenge. […]