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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aphasia stories

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  • Aphasia support communities are also for caregivers!

  • +-*September 30, 2015 Last week we began a series of posts in which we share ideas from our aphasia community related to support groups. Our first post contained tips on how to start a support group for people with Aphasia, provided by Eileen Hunsaker, an Assistant Professor and Aphasia Center Coordinator at MGH Institute of Health Professions. You can also find […]

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  • Learning to speak – relating sounds to meaning

  • +-*September 24, 2015 How do infants learn that when their mothers say “apple” they are referring to the round fruit that they are holding in their hand and not just making a strange sound? This is what a team from the International School of Advanced Studies and their colleagues from University of Padova set out to […]

  • Mike Adler, a great friend and supporter of the Aphasia community, dies at 91

  • +-*September 23, 2015 The aphasia world lost one of its strongest advocates on September 20 with the passing of Mike Adler.   The National Aphasia Association lost a great friend and supporter.  Since his stroke in 1993 Mike, and his wife Elaine, dedicated themselves to educating others about aphasia and improving the lives of individuals living […]