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Question: I need someone to tell me if this gets better?? My husband had a stroke in October and has speech aphasia. He is in speech therapy six days a week. We are coming up on that infamous six month mark…..and still have a ways to go. Will he get better….or do I just need […]

What Is Aphasia? Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage or injury to language parts of the brain. It’s more common in older adults, particularly those who have had a stroke. Aphasia gets in the way of a person’s ability to use or understand words. Aphasia does not impair the person’s intelligence. People […]

National Stroke Association is eager to assemble their 2015 TCS NYC Marathon Stroke Challenge team and they want you to be on their roster. On November 1, you’ll run 26.2 miles through New York City while supporting compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and support for all impacted by stroke. Click HERE […]

Speechless is a film in progress (they need funding to finish it!). It portrays the life of three stroke survivors who suffer from aphasia, a loss of language produced by a brain damage. Through their story, we witness a quest for happiness, the dignity of those who fight for a new life, and the importance […]

Here is Aphasia Hope Foundation’s upcoming Professional Forum Series for 2014: January – Audrey Holland, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-NCD February – Kristine Lundgren, Sc.D. March – Nan Musson, MA, CCC-SLP; BC-ANCDS, VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL April – Maura English Silverman, MS, CCC-SLP; Communication Coach, North Carolina May – Mary Beth Clark, MS/CCC; Luther Midelfort, Eau […]

A mini guide for people with aphasia and their families This post is by Caitlin Longman:   This booklet was created with the help of many individuals with aphasia and I am grateful from all the input from therapists and organisations across South Africa. Please feel free to print out this booklet and share with other […]

Gina writes: “NEED HELP”! I had meningococcal encephalitis in 2008 & it paralyzed my vocal chords. I haven’t spoke since I’m 40 & have two daughters, 14 & 18 & i’d love to tell them I love them I read about you’re program & wondered if you had any programs that would suit me. I […]

Understanding Aphasia – A free educational resource launched to increase awareness for National Stroke Week in Australia (8-14th September 2014) Please find a link below to a free video aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the effects of living with a communication difficulty caused by brain injury (Aphasia). www.youtube.com/user/understandingaphasia Aphasia is a complex condition […]

Aphasia is just one of many neurological speech, language and communication disorders that speech-language pathologists may encounter during their careers. Aphasia can be the result of stroke or traumatic head injury, and affects the parts of the brain that are responsible for using and comprehending language. Those suffering from aphasia can have difficulty or even […]

To help you learn the warning signs of stroke and stroke symptoms, we have created four fun, interactive games for you to play. Test your knowledge today. Quickly identifying the early warning signs may help save your life or the life of someone else. Share your score on Facebook and challenge your friends to beat […]