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

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  • Aphasia from Two Points-of-View

  • One of my favourite things about Kelly and Brad Marsh’s new book, Love Stroke, is that the same moments are told from two different points-of-view. This means that you get to hear about Kelly’s recovery from her stroke and how she processed language during her early days of aphasia both as Brad experienced it and […]

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  • Have You Ever Tried Online Speech Therapy?

  • What if you could get speech therapy without leaving your home? While in-home services have existed for many years, some speech therapists are moving into telepractices. They deliver speech therapy services via a computer video feed. What Is Telepractice? According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), telepractice is the act of linking therapists with people […]

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  • Primary Progressive Aphasia Awareness Walk a Huge Success

  • We often tell you about walks and fundraising efforts before they happen, but Jessica Shapiro’s story warrants a follow up article about the success of her Primary Progressive Aphasia Awareness Walk. Jessica raised $6775 in honour of her great-uncle, Robert J. Plumer. What is Primary Progressive Aphasia? Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a neurological condition […]