Aphasia is a communication disorder affecting over

1,000,000 Americans

In 2020, yearly number of aphasia cases will

double to 180,000

Learn about Aphasia

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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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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

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  • Celebrating caregivers

  • +-*August 31, 2015 This September, the National Aphasia Association will shift the focus of its news and updates slightly away from persons with aphasia and shine a light on the people who support, help, and encourage those struggling with Aphasia – the caregivers! We will feature stories and posts about caregivers to celebrate their dedication and the difference they […]

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  • Whistled Turkish tickles both sides of the brain – Science Magazine

  • +-*In a mountainous region in Turkey, the local population communicates through whistling, instead of using words. Science Magazine writes: One of a handful of whistled languages throughout the world, whistled Turkish is still Turkish—it has the same words and the same grammatical structure—but it has a different physical form. A whistle replaces the voice, just […]

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  • Charlestown Residents Spotlighted in Photography Exhibit Running Through August 13 | Charlestown, MA Patch

  • +-*Caitlin McDonald assisted several clients in the Aphasia Center at MGH Institute of Health Professions, while earning her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree in 2015. She has combined her education with her interest in photography to present “Thousands of Words”, a photography exhibit that runs through August 13 at the health sciences graduate […]

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