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

  • audio books
  • How to Turn e-Books into Audio Books

  • Audio books are a necessity for many people with aphasia, but audio books are also expensive to produce. In many cases, audio counterparts are not made for print books until months after publication release, and in some cases, not at all. Luckily, there are apps out there that can turn any word-based document — including […]

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  • Treat Street Therapy Aphasia Group

  • Meet Treat Street Therapy Aphasia Group, located in San Francisco’s Mission District. The group meets once a month on Saturday mornings (10 am to 11:30 am) and is home to the 50 Word Challenge. Keep reading to learn more from Maureen McKeown, MA CCC-SLP about this unique aphasia program. Services Provided at Treat Street I […]

  • caregiver
  • Love Stroke: Becoming a Caregiver

  • A stroke changed Kelly Marsh’s life, but it also changed her husband, Brad Marsh’s, identity. He went from thinking of himself as a spouse to thinking of himself as a caregiver while his wife was in the hospital. Their new book, Love Stroke, tells their story from two points-of-view: patient and caretaker. Today we’ll talk […]