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

  • story
  • The Word Escapes Me: Telling Your Story

  • Every single person has a library-worth of stories inside of them. In chapter five of Ellayne Ganzfried and Mona Greenfield’s new book, The Word Escapes Me, an aphasia group teams up with The Moth, a storytelling organization, to capture a moment from their life. Which Story to Tell? It’s not easy. The Moth is about […]

  • celebrate small aphasia victories
  • Celebrate the Small Victories with Aphasia

  • This past weekend, my husband and I celebrated the fact that I was in a good place with an on-going project. It wasn’t the end of the project — that is a date far off in the future — but it was a moment we could point at as measurably different from the start of […]

  • aphasia myths
  • The Word Escapes Me: Tackling Aphasia Myths

  • People with aphasia are silent. People with aphasia can’t communicate at all. Aphasia only affects the old. These myths and more are tackled in chapter three of Ellayne Ganzfried and Mona Greenfield’s new book, The Word Escapes Me. Even professionals come into their first experiences with aphasia holding certain myths in their mind, and it’s […]