Aphasia is a communication disorder affecting over

2,000,000 Americans

In 2020, yearly number of aphasia cases will

double to 180,000

Learn about Aphasia

Learn about Aphasia

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

  • invisible effects
  • A Stitch of Time: Invisible Effects of Aphasia

  • Some effects of aphasia are apparent immediately. The inability to follow a conversation or answer a question signals to the other person that there is a communication problem. But some of the effects of aphasia lie hidden deep below the surface. This is the first thought that Lauren Marks tackles in her new memoir about […]

  • types of aphasia
  • What are the Different Types of Aphasia?

  • Part of Aphasia Awareness Month is bringing general information about aphasia to the public. The general public often doesn’t know that there are many types of aphasia, each presenting differently and helped by different types of therapy or communication tips. We’ve created a succinct, shareable guide to several types of aphasia. These are the most […]

  • travel milestone
  • Emotional Milestones After Aphasia

  • We’re wrapping up our discussion of Kelly and Brad Marsh’s new book, Love Stroke with a question about closure. Aphasia after a stroke sometimes comes with improvement through speech therapy. Towards the end of the book, Kelly moves through several milestones she wanted to reach in order to feel like a new version of her […]