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Aphasia is challenging, isolating, and frustrating. Here you can find information to help you better understand aphasia, typical treatments, and assistive technology options. You are not alone: over one million people in the U.S. have aphasia.

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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 […]

Salus University Speech-Language Institute

Salus University Speech-Language Institute

Meet Salus University Speech-Language Institute, located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. The Institute provides pediatric and adult aphasia treatment services that are individually tailored to each person’s needs. Keep reading to learn more about their individual and group services. Services Provided at Salus University In 2015, Salus University, a health sciences university in Elkins Park, PA, […]

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Blogging About Aphasia

Blogging is a great way to write and share your world with others online. Blogging itself has been around for almost 20 years and is a shortening of the word “weblog,” a web — or internet — log book. Think of it like a journal you share with the world, writing whatever you feel moved […]

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Conflicting Emotions and Aphasia

Emotions after a life changing event may pull you in two different directions at the same time. When Kelly Walsh finally leaves the rehabilitation center after her stroke, she is simultaneously joyful and fearful. She writes about these conflicting feelings in her new book, Love Stroke, a unique memoir told from two points-of-view. Last time […]

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Aphasia Book Roundup

There has been an explosion of aphasia-related books in recent years. These memoirs provide first-hand accounts, from people with aphasia or caregivers. We’ve rounded up a few of these books in case you’re looking to connect with another person’s story. Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again Actress Kimberly […]


Tapgram is the Aphasia Social Media Tool for Everybody

If hearing about Wemogee, Samsung’s new emoji-based aphasia communication app, made you excited, you’ll be happy to learn about Tapgram, an image-based tool that works on every device and computer. It’s web-based, which means that as long as you have Internet access, you can send picture messages. A Stroke Affects Communication Tapgram, made by Chad […]

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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 […]