I Have Aphasia

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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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Blue Banana and Other Aphasia Blogs

Personal accounts about aphasia usually come after the person has recovered. You …

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Surgery After Aphasia

Six months into Lauren Marks’s aphasia recovery following an aneurysm, she learns …

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Profiles of Aphasia: Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell was the Rhinestone Cowboy. When he died on August 8th, …

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Sign Language and Aphasia

One of the first questions I asked when learning about aphasia was …

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Profiles of Aphasia: Kirk Douglas

People with aphasia are in good company. We’ve been covering well-known people …

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Misunderstood With Aphasia

People with aphasia are accustomed to feeling misunderstood when they’re struggling to …

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5 Tips for Traveling with Aphasia

In an ideal world, traveling with aphasia would be easy. The front …

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Going Forward or Backward With Aphasia

Should someone experiencing aphasia set their sights on moving forward or backward? …

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Aphasia Organizations Abroad

The National Aphasia Association focuses on American resources and speech therapists. But …

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Gratitude for Aphasia

No one yearns to go through a life-threatening aneurysm and struggle with …