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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aphasia stories

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  • Thanksgiving with Aphasia

  • +-*November 23, 2015 Remembering the Thanklist Thanksgiving is a time for indulgent feasts, family gatherings, fun and games, and a few days off from work. But this holiday also offers a chance to slow down a bit and reflect on what we can be thankful for. With Aphasia at home, many moments during the year have been filled with […]

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  • The many hats of a caregiver

  • +-*November 16, 2015 After a severe stroke left my mom with disabilities in movement and communication, everyone in the family was confused and concerned. We had no idea how much, if any, ability would come back in the weeks and months after the stroke. We also had no idea just how much we would all […]

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  • Wife’s Aphasia: For all the hardships, I am grateful that she is still with us

  • +-*November 13, 2015 December 10, 2013. I returned home from working 3rd shift to find my wife collapsed on the floor just on the other side of the front door. My world has forever changed. Before that day, my 59 year old wife had ran a successful sales business in water treatment, filtration and purification. […]