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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Go on a Text Adventure

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Love Stroke: Looking for Hope

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Teenager Raises Thousands for Primary Progressive Aphasia Research

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Ring Theory and Aphasia

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Empathy, Sympathy, and Aphasia

My daughter recently asked me the difference between sympathy and empathy. Sympathy …

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Still Sophie, a Movie About Aphasia

When Sophie Salveson was 19-years-old, her life was filled with friends, family, …

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Talking to Kids About Aphasia

It’s understandable for kids to be confused by aphasia because aphasia is …

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The Word Escapes Me: Activities and Therapy

What activities do you like to do? It’s actually a really important …

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Has Aphasia Changed Your Relationships?

Aphasia can change your relationships. Families need to adjust to a new …

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The Word Escapes Me: Conversation Topics

It’s difficult to learn a foreign language in a classroom. The introductory …