Online resources concerning aphasia--an impairment of comprehension and/or expression resulting from injury to one or more of the language processing regions of the brain.
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Academy of Aphasia
Professional association of aphasia researchers, offering conference notices, employment listings, and an international directory of aphasia clinics online.
Consumer-oriented primer by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Includes descriptions of aphasia varieties and related disorders, introductions to assessment and treatment methods, and links to ASHA's articles on augmentive communication and family adjustment to aphasia.
Aphasia Hope Foundation
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting aphasia research and working to ensure that all aphasia survivors and caregivers have an awareness of, and access to, appropriate therapy. Features of the Foundation's online home include study announcements and forums for caregivers, survivors, treatment professionals, and researchers.
Toronto-based charitable organization assisting individuals with aphasia, their families, and professionals in the field.
Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center
Located at the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center and affiliated with Boston University.
Intensive Residential Aphasia Communication Therapy Program
Offered through the Dalhousie School of Human Communication Disorders in Halifax, Nova Scotia, inteRACT supports the philosophy that aphasic individuals can learn strategies to deal with their condition and continue to lead full, communicative lives.
International Aphasia Project
Studying stroke-induced communication difficulties, in multiple languages, to achieve a better understanding of the brain mechanisms that are responsible for normal and abnormal language functions.
Provides a communication device for patients recovering from aphasia, apraxia or stroke. Covered by Medicare and other insurance.
National Aphasia Association
Nonprofit organization devoted to assisting people with aphasia and their families. Its online offerings include fact sheets on aphasia, support group listings, reviews of research, tips for finding a speech-language pathologist, and information on upcoming NAA conferences.
NHS Choices: Aphasia
Provides details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
UK charity that is dedicated to helping aphasic individuals rebuild communication through information services, self-help groups, training of treatment professionals, and public advocacy.
The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia
Registered British charity whose aims are to establish clinics across the country, support research into speech-language therapy, determine the most cost-effective treatments, and train future speech-language professionals.
University of Michigan Aphasia Services
Providing intensive rehabilitation services, discussion groups, and other programs for adults with aphasia and their families through the University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy in Ann Arbor.
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