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

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  • Hodor might have aphasia but persons with aphasia are not “simple-minded”.

  • April 15, 2015 It is all over the news – Hodor has been diagnosed with expressive aphasia. If you belong to what seems to be a minority of people who don’t watch HBO’s Game of Thrones then you probably haven’t heard of Hodor, so here is how The Conversation describes him: Hodor is the brawny, simple-minded stableboy of the Stark family […]

  • A day in my shoes — Speechless

  • We spend a lot of time discussing how to cope with aphasia. What is equally important, however, is to raise awareness of how to prevent aphasia from ever happening. One of the most common causes of aphasia is brain damage from stroke. Not all stroke is preventable, but a very large percentage of it is. There is […]

  • Upcoming conferences: Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL)

  • April 6, 2015 Abstract submissions for the 2015 SNL annual meeting are now open. The conference will take place in Chicago between October 15-17, 2015. Submission fee is $40. SNL is an NIH-funded non-profit organization. Its goal is to foster progress in understanding the neurobiological basis for language through interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. A major goal of the Society is […]