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

  • 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 […]

  • job search with aphasia
  • Are You Looking for Work With a Job Search After Aphasia?

  • We were recently asked a common question that is difficult to answer: Which jobs are best for people experiencing aphasia? The person was unable to do their previous job and needed to find alternative employment. This is a common problem for people experiencing aphasia, but this question is difficult to answer because of the individual […]

  • The Swain Center – helping clients find hope in their communication circumstances

  • Jenica Jospeh from┬áthe Swain Center for Listening, Communicating and Learning in Santa Rosa shares with the NAA what she most enjoys about working with aphasia clients and that encountering negativity is a┬áchallenging part of her work. Tell us more about what you do and what services you provide to persons with Aphasia The Swain Center […]