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

  • pair activities like scrabble with speech therapy
  • The Word Escapes Me: Activities and Therapy

  • What activities do you like to do? It’s actually a really important question when it comes to your aphasia therapy because building your improvement plan around activities you already like makes therapy a little easier to embrace. In this last installment on Ellayne Ganzfried and Mona Greenfield’s new book, The Word Escapes Me, we’ll be […]

  • aphasia changes relationships
  • Has Aphasia Changed Your Relationships?

  • Aphasia can change your relationships. Families need to adjust to a new normal, and friends sometimes drift away when communication becomes time consuming. But the other side is that aphasia leads you to people you would have otherwise never met, from other participants in support groups to members of your therapy team. Moreover, it can […]

  • lips speaking
  • The Word Escapes Me: Conversation Topics

  • It’s difficult to learn a foreign language in a classroom. The introductory phrases covered in textbooks are rarely the ones you need when you go to another country or jump into a conversation. It’s also a little… dull. It’s hard to feel motivated when you’re talking through vocabulary lists. Making speech therapy interesting pops up […]

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