Aphasia is a communication disorder affecting over
In 2020, yearly number of aphasia cases will
double to 180,000
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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.learn more
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]