Aphasia is a communication disorder affecting over

2,000,000 Americans

In 2020, yearly number of aphasia cases will

double to 180,000

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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

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Leaving a Job After Aphasia

  • In Kelly and Brad Marsh’s new book, Love Stroke, Kelly tells a moving story about leaving a much-loved job once she realizes she will not be able to do the work any time soon. Kelly outlines her experience from realization to retirement. We’re talking today about work and aphasia in this latest installment of our […]