Aphasia is a communication disorder affecting over

1,000,000 Americans

In 2020, yearly number of aphasia cases will

double to 180,000

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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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aphasia stories

  • OliverSacks
  • Oliver Sacks’ latest book “On the move” is a glorious memoir.

  • +-*Oliver Sacks, a celebrated neurologist and writer, and a board member of the National Aphasia Association, has spent a good deal of his life writing about the fascinating and frightening world of mental illness and disability. One of his most popular books “The man who mistook his wife for a hat” tells the stories of patients […]

  • Brain area that integrates speech’s rhythms

  • +-*Source: Researchers find brain area that integrates speech’s rhythms | EurekAlert! Science News In order to produce even a short word, the brain sends hundreds of motor commands to the muscles that move the mouth, lips, and tongue. These commands need to be executed with precise timing in order to produce the correct sounds. Similarly, the brain […]

  • Face to Face with Aphasia symposium

  • +-*May 13, 2015 Last night’s Face to Face with Aphasia symposium at Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jamaica, NY offered information and insights about Aphasia, and a warm atmosphere for learning and sharing. Ellayne Ganzfried, an ASHA fellow and a former executive director of the National Aphasia Association presented an overview of the different types of […]