Understanding Aphasia — Top Resources on Speech-Language Disorders

Understanding Aphasia — Top Resources on Speech-Language Disorders

Understanding Aphasia - Top resources on speech language disorders

Aphasia is just one of many neurological speech, language, and communication disorders that may be encountered during a speech-language pathologist’s career. 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 a complete inability to speak or understand words. Fortunately, many people with aphasia can recover some or all of their language capabilities with the help of a speech-language pathologist. Use the links below to navigate to a section:

These sites provide information for speech-language pathologists and their patients on a wide range of symptoms, causes, and side effects of aphasia and other neurological speech-language disorders. This list isn’t a ranking of these sites, but a broad overview of some of the most reliable online information resources covering speech-language disabilities.

Organizations & Research

Speech-language disorders like Aphasia and others that stem from neural problems can be incredibly difficult to cope with, but there are organizations researching new ways to help patients recover and return to their normal lives after losing some of their language capabilities. Speech-language pathologists and the research they conduct are improving people’s lives daily by doing this work.

  1. Center for the Neurobiology of Language Recovery (CNLR)

    Center for the Neurobiology of Language Recovery (CNLR)

    The Center brings together top researchers in the field to study language recovery in aphasia. The Center’s research has important clinical implications and will likely contribute significantly to our understanding of aphasia, the way language is processed in the brain, and the way the brain changes over time when language recovers. Ultimately, research from the Center will provide a better understanding of the capacity of the human brain to recover from traumatic events.

  2. Science of Aphasia Conference

    Science of Aphasia Conference

    The Science of Aphasia conference series is a annual European conference focusing on the neurocognition of language and clinical and experimental work on aphasia.

  3. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Aphasia

    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Aphasia

    ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,070 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.

  4. National Stroke Association: Aphasia and Stroke

    National Stroke Association: Aphasia and Stroke

    National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.

  5. Aphasia United

    Aphasia United

    The idea for Aphasia United was conceived at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2011. The need for an overarching aphasia organisation grew from the realisation that there was a lack of integrated international strategy for the advancement of aphasia science and services. Aphasia United was developed to drive change by uniting the global aphasia community through a strategic plan and shared vision.

  6. United Kingdom Speakability

    United Kingdom Speakability

    Speakability is the national charity that supports and empowers people with Aphasia to overcome the barriers they face. The charity was established in 1979 by Diana Law, who herself experienced Aphasia following a stroke. It was formally registered with the Charities Commission as ‘Action for Dysphasic Adults’ in 1980.

  7. The University of Queensland Clinical Centre for Research Excellence in Aphasia

    The University of Queensland Clinical Centre for Research Excellence in Aphasia

    The NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Aphasia (CCRE in Aphasia Rehabilitation) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with aphasia and their families. They support clinical research leading to improved health outcomes for Australians with acquired communication disability following stroke and traumatic brain injury

  8. American Stroke Association: Types of Aphasia

    American Stroke Association: Types of Aphasia

    The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke.

  9. Effects of left-sided stroke: Aphasia and language apraxia

    Effects of left-sided stroke: Aphasia and language apraxia

    Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 pharmacies, and specialty medical services, including hospice care, oxygen and home medical equipment and emergency medical transportation. Their left-sided-stroke online manual gives you all sorts of information on symptoms, effects and treatment on aphasia.

  10. National Aphasia Association

    National Aphasia Association

    The Mission of the NAA is to promote public awareness and understanding of aphasia and provide support to all persons with aphasia and their caregivers. The NAA envisions a society in which aphasia is a commonly understood word and where all persons with aphasia, regardless of individual differences, their families, health professionals, and the public have access to appropriate education and resources that would enhance their potential for an acceptable quality of life.

  11. The Cherab Foundation

    The Cherab Foundation

    The Cherab Foundation is a world-wide nonprofit organization working to improve the communication skills and education of all children with speech and language delays and disorders. Their area of emphasis is verbal and oral apraxia, severe neurologically-based speech and language disorders that hinder children’s ability to speak.

  12. The Stroke Network: Aphasia and Apraxia

    The Stroke Network: Aphasia and Apraxia

    This is a page written by Chris DeWald with information regarding aphasia and apraxia.

  13. Stroke-Rehab: Aphasia and Stroke

    Stroke-Rehab: Aphasia and Stroke

    This website, written by a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist and occupational therapist with over 17 years of experience, is designed to help survivors and their caregivers get their questions answered. All the information you need about recovery can be found here including types of CVA, long term effects, treatment, rehabilitation exercises, resources, and help for caregivers.

  14. The AphasiaNZ Charitabe Trust

    Aphasia Association of New Zealand

    This company’s goal is to empower people with aphasia to participate in their own communities. They help to give a voice to those who suffer.

  15. NWO Apraxia Support

    NWO Apraxia Support

    NWO Apraxia Support is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families impacted by and raising awareness about Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and other invisible disabilities (including, but not limited to SPD, anxiety, epilepsy, non-specific learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, and other speech and language disorders), as well as providing grants to fund supplemental therapies, treatments, activities, or equipment that will enhance the lives of individual children impacted by CAS and other invisible disabilities.

  16. Aphasia Now

    Aphasia Now

    This is an Aphasia-friendly website by and for people living with aphasia. This website came about with the generous help of The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, family and friends.

  17. Aphasia – University College London

    Aphasia - University College London

    Better Conversations is a structured online learning environment for Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) to develop their skills in delivering conversation therapy.

  18. Stroke Engine Intervention: Aphasia

    Stroke Engine Intervention: Aphasia

    This site was built with the goal of bridging the gap in knowledge translation between research findings and current clinical practice. This site can be used to find the most current information about the value of the various interventions used in stroke rehabilitation.

  19. United State Aphasia Hope Foundation

    United State Aphasia Hope Foundation

    Aphasia Hope Foundation is a public 501(c) 3 non-profit foundation that has a two-fold mission: (1) to promote research into the prevention and cure of aphasia and (2) to ensure all survivors of aphasia and their caregivers are aware of and have access to the best possible treatments available

  20. Aphasia Research Laboratory » Boston University

    Aphasia Research Laboratory » Boston University

    The lab is directed by Dr. Swathi Kiran, Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Sargent College. The primary goal of the lab is to understand language processing and communication following a brain damage. Research in the lab makes use of Neuroimaging, neurolinguistic, psycholinguistic and neurobehavioral tools in investigating pertinent questions related to Aphasia.

  21. Aphasiology

    Aphasiology

    Aphasiology is concerned with all aspects of language impairment and disability and related disorders resulting from brain damage. It provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and the dissemination of current research and expertise in all aspects of aphasia and related topics, from all disciplinary perspectives. Aphasiology includes papers on clinical, psychological, linguistic, social and neurological perspectives of aphasia. Studies using a wide range of empirical methods, including experimental, clinical and single case studies, surveys and physical investigations are published in addition to regular features including major reviews, clinical fora, case studies, and book reviews.

  22. Friendship and Aphasia

    Friendship and Aphasia

    This research project explored the friendship experiences of working-age people with aphasia. A team of people with aphasia worked with Carole Pound for over three years (2010-2013). The research is part of Carole’s PhD study and was based at Brunel University.

  23. Aphasia and Neurolinguistics Research Laboratory at Northwestern University

    Aphasia and Neurolinguistics Research Laboratory at Northwestern University

    Research in the Aphasia and Neurolinguistics Research Laboratory examines language processing (primarily verb and sentence processing) in cognitively healthy volunteers and individuals with stroke-induced and primary progressive aphasia (PPA). Studies map the neural mechanisms of language processing using advanced neuroimaging techniques, and processing routines engaged for normal sentence processing using eyetracking paradigms. Studies also examine how the neural and cognitive mechanisms for language are compromised and how they recover in people with aphasia.

  24. SPHSC Research – University of Washington

    SPHSC Research - University of Washington

    The Aphasia Laboratory at the University of Washington conducts research to better understand the complex processing of language and its breakdown in individuals with aphasia.

  25. Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation at Georgetown University Medical Center

    Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation at Georgetown University Medical Center

    The mission of the Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation (CARR) is to encourage collaboration among faculty members, research associates and speech-language pathologists, with the goal of integrating their research findings on stroke, aphasia, and normal cognition into the creation of more effective aphasia treatments.

  26. The Aphasia Network

    The Aphasia Network

    The Aphasia Network is a non-profit organization that promotes aphasia awareness and provides communication support and resources to individuals and their families or support teams to assist in reconnecting and rebuilding their lives after diagnosis. This organization is formed by an interconnected group of individuals consisting of persons with aphasia, their family or other loved ones, allied rehabilitation professionals, educators and care providers, all with the common thread of aphasia.

  27. Society for the Neurobiology of Language

    Society for the Neurobiology of Language

    The Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL), founded in November of 2010, is an NIH-funded non-profit organization whose overarching goal is to foster progress in understanding the neurobiological basis for language via the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. A major goal of the Society is to bring together scientists with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of language and related systems.

  28. Apraxia Network

    Apraxia Network

    The goal of the Apraxia Network is to provide literature, networking with other parents, support and the newest information in the field. They are also affiliated with the LDA of New Jersey and the non-profit Cherab Foundation.

  29. UMass School of Public Health and Sciences – News

    UMass Amherst Stroke and Aphasia Awareness Project

    UMass enables access by a variety of audiences to information about what the campus is doing in the local, regional, national, and global communities regarding public health and sciences, which includes their communication science disorders department. It easy to navigate and allows faculty and staff to add or edit their respective programs.

  30. TalkBank

    TalkBank

    The goal of TalkBank is to foster fundamental research in the study of human and animal communication. It will construct sample databases within each of the subfields studying communication. It will use these databases to advance the development of standards and tools for creating, sharing, searching, and commenting upon primary materials via networked computers.

  31. APHASIA and AGING RESEARCH LAB University of Georgia

    APHASIA and AGING RESEARCH LAB University of Georgia

    This lab specializes in aphasia, aging, attention and integrative medicine. Their current projects in the lab focus on the interplay of attention and language, alternative forms of treatment for attention and aphasia, and deficits of working memory and executive function in healthy aging vs. post-stroke populations.

  32. Communication problems after stroke – Aphasia

    Communication problems after stroke - Aphasia

    This e-learning resource provides a set of topics which will provide on-line advice, support and information for informal stroke carers.

  33. Aphasia and Stroke Association of India

    Aphasia and Stroke Association of India

    Aphasia and Stroke Association of India Inc., a nonprofit service organization, is dedicated to increasing public awareness of Aphasia and Stroke. It is committed to promoting the care of individuals with stroke and/or aphasia through educating the public, training families, and assisting with the networking of affected individuals. It is also dedicated to increasing resources that will help improve the quality of life for people the stroke and/or aphasia.

  34. Brain and Language

    Brain and Language

    An interdisciplinary journal, Brain and Language focuses on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying human language. The journal covers the large variety of modern techniques in cognitive neuroscience, including lesion-based approaches as well as functional and structural brain imaging, electrophysiology, cellular and molecular neurobiology, genetics, and computational modeling. All articles must relate to human language and be relevant to an elaboration of its neurobiological basis. Along with an emphasis on neurobiology, journal articles are expected to take into account relevant data and theoretical perspectives from psychology and linguistics.

  35. Aphasia Recovery Connection, Inc.

    Aphasia Recovery Connection, Inc.

    The mission of the Aphasia Recovery Connection is to provide support services to improve the quality of life for people recovering from aphasia and families and friends.

  36. Aphasia Institute Canada

    Aphasia Institute Canada

    The Aphasia Institute is a community-based centre of excellence, pioneering programs and practices that help the 100,000 Canadians with aphasia learn how to communicate in new ways so they can re-join life’s conversations. Through direct service, research, and education and training, Aphasia Institute has built a reputation as a world leader in aphasia care.

  37. University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP)

    University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP)

    A primary mission of the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) is to serve the University of Michigan and surrounding region with evaluation and intervention programs of the highest quality to assist individuals, couples and families with mental health/behavioral health concerns and with difficulties related to language, literacy, and communication. A second primary mission is to provide excellent educational opportunities and training programs for graduate and postgraduate students in these areas, including training in the delivery of clinical services and in the integration of science and practice. University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) offers intensive language and literacy evaluations and intervention services for children, youth, young adults, and adults

  38. Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (CATs)

    Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (CATs)

    The Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (CATs) aims to establish a network of leading European multidisciplinary aphasia investigators in rehabilitation, social science, linguistics and language research.

  39. Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center

    Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center

    The Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center (HGARC) is a research facility created to advance the understanding, evaluation, and treatment of language disorders produced by injury or dysfunction of the brain in adults. They focus primarily on individuals who have language deficits or related cognitive disorders resulting from a stroke or other neurologic impairment.

  40. Aphasia Research Project at the University of Arizona

    Aphasia Research Project at the University of Arizona

    The Aphasia Research Project at the University of Arizona works to better understand acquired disorders of language (aphasia) caused by stroke or other neurological disease.

  41. Research – The North East Aphasia Centre at Newcastle University

    Research - The North East Aphasia Centre at Newcastle University

    The North East Aphasia Centre at Newcastle University, supported in part by the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2009. Over the last ten years, through a highly successful collaboration with the local SLT community, it has provided intensive speech and language therapy to people with aphasia, combining both group and individual therapy. Many specialist speech and language therapists from both the university and local services have contributed to the Centre and this has provided a wealth of opportunity to take forward our research into aphasia whilst sharing ideas about assessment, therapy and how we evaluate therapy effects.

  42. UCL APHASIA RESEARCH GROUP

    UCL APHASIA RESEARCH GROUP

    The UCL Aphasia Research Group is run by two UCL PhD students and is designed to open up communication between researchers, clinicians and anyone else with an interest in Aphasia. The group started as a forum for researchers within UCL to share ideas and discuss new meaningful ways of researching aphasia.

  43. Academy of Aphasia

    Academy of Aphasia

    The Academy of Aphasia was founded in 1962 and held its first meeting in Chicago in 1963. From an initial group of 9 charter members, the Academy has grown to include more than 180 members from both clinical and research fields and has attracted significant national and international interest.

  44. University of Alberta Cummine Lab

    University of Alberta Aphasia Research Lab

    Research conducted at the Cummine Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience of Reading and Speech Production examines the reading processes and speech production as they relate to behavior, functional and structural pathways.

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Speech-Language Pathologist Resources

There are many, many tools at a speech-language pathologist’s disposal, and pathologists frequently need to try out new approaches or learn new techniques to use for patients with a wide variety of needs.

  1. Aphasia Toolbox

    Aphasia Toolbox

    Founded by Bill Connors in 2005, www.aphasiatoolbox.com is the official website of the Aphasia Center of Innovative Treatment, Inc. The nine-member staff, including three people with aphasia, has provided more than 50 workshops and presentations since its inception and has collaborated with numerous university programs and health care organizations. Subscribers to the website come from 18 different countries and aphasia treatment is offered in 7 different languages, flattening the world of aphasia.

  2. Aphasia Software Finder

    Aphasia Software Finder

    The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia works to improve the quality of life for those with aphasia. It funds pioneering research and projects that aim to improve the lives of people with aphasia and their families. It is the only grant-making trust in the United Kingdom that is dedicated solely to aphasia.

  3. RCSLT – Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists – UK

    RCSLT - Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists - UK

    The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) was established on 6 January 1945 to promote the art and science of speech and language therapy – the care for individuals with communication, swallowing, eating and drinking difficulties. The RCSLT is the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK; providing leadership and setting professional standards.

  4. ARK Therapeutic Services, Inc.

    ARK Therapeutic Services, Inc.

    RK Therapeutic has invented an extensive line of therapy products for oral motor development, sensory integration, oral defensiveness, texture aversions, fine motor, drinking, feeding, chewing, and more. These tools have been successfully used in therapeutic intervention for individuals of all ages and cognitive abilities, particularly those with an articulation disorder, feeding disorder, and/or sensory issue.

  5. Lingraphica

    Lingraphica

    Lingraphica is The Aphasia Company. Based in Princeton, New Jersey, they are a leading provider of speech-generating devices and therapy apps for people whose ability to speak or understand words has been impaired by a stroke or brain injury.

  6. Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC)

    Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC)

    Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) is a member-driven organization that supports, promotes and elevates the professions of our members. They are the only national organization passionately supporting and representing speech-language pathologists, audiologists and supportive personnel inclusively.

  7. Constant Therapy

    Constant Therapy

    Constant Therapy provides a science-based mobile solution for highly personalized, continuous therapy tools to patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, aphasia, and learning disabilities. Constant Therapy incorporates groundbreaking research on brain plasticity and rehabilitation from Boston University and other leading institutions. Prominent healthcare institutions that use Constant Therapy to help their patients make continuous progress, include Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, the Stroke Comeback Center, and The MossRehab Aphasia Center.

  8. Speech Language Pathology Center

    Speech Language Pathology Center

    Speech-Language Pathology Center (SLP Center) provides quality, professional speech and language therapy in an individualized and family-centered manner.

  9. Inclusive Technology

    Inclusive Technology

    Inclusive Technology provides the very best special educational needs software, switches and computer access devices, simple communication aids, eye gaze and assistive technology for learners with a physical disability, sensory impairment or learning difficulty.

  10. Clarity English Author Plus

    Clarity English Author Plus

    This program enables you to create your own interactive activities, aimed at your students’ exact needs, and to deliver them to your learners on a network, online or through an LMS / VLE. The program is easy to use, both for teachers and learners, and has a wide range of exercise types including multiple choice, gapfill, proof reading, text reconstruction and drag and drop.

  11. Free Language Stuff

    Free Language Stuff

    This site has hundreds of language worksheets and activities in over 20 different areas.

  12. Parrot Software for patients with Aphasia

    Parrot Software for patients with Aphasia

    Parrot Software first started in 1981 with one Speech Rehabilitation program. Since that time we have developed over 150 different programs for Communication, memory, cognitive reasoning, and attention rehabilitation.

  13. Sentence Shaper

    Sentence Shaper

    The mission of this company is to develop and commercialize software for individuals with aphasia and other language disorders utilizing their expertise, and the expertise of their academic partners, in two areas: Psycholinguistics (the study of language processing in both normal and neurologically impaired speakers); and technology, especially software related to natural language processing (computer technologies for the processing of human language).

  14. Brighton and Hove Group

    Brighton and Hove Group

    Connect is a charity for people living with aphasia, a communication disability which usually occurs after stroke. They aim to improve the lives of people living with aphasia and communication disability, equipping them to re-connect with life.

  15. Aphasiapathway.com.au

    Aphasiapathway.com.au

    The Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Pathway (AARP) is a set of care standards for aphasia management. Designed to address all aspects of aphasia management across the continuum of care, the pathway provides speech pathologists with best practice statements, supporting literature and resources.

  16. AFASIC

    AFASIC

    Afasic was founded in 1968 as a parent-led organization to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. They provide information and training for parents – and professionals – and produce a range of publications. Members meet in local groups in many areas of the UK. Afasic seeks to raise awareness and to create better services and provision for children and young people with speech and language impairments. It works in partnership with local and national government, professional and statutory bodies and other voluntary organisations.

  17. Talking Point

    Talking Point

    Talking Point is a website all about children’s speech, language and communication. It is designed for parents, people that work with children, and children and young people themselves. It contains everything you need to know about supporting children’s speech and language development. Some children struggle to communicate, and Talking Point helps you to identify if a child is having difficulties or falling behind. If they are struggling, then it tells you what to do. The site contains valuable resources which can be downloaded and used to support children, and links to lots of other places that can help. Talking Point is run by I CAN and receive funding from The Communication Trust.

  18. Speech Therapy Ideas

    Speech Therapy Ideas

    Becky Wanca has over 14 years of experience working in pediatrics with an emphasis on articulation and language disorders. Through her private practice, she has treated children in clinical settings, as well in their homes, daycares, and schools. She currently serves children in a charter school, private school, and private school. Becky’s caseload is currently made up of elementary and middle school students. This site is full of ideas, activities and materials for speech-language pathologists.

  19. FLASHA | Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

    FLASHA | Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

    The Mission of FLASHA is to serve the needs of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in the State of Florida by providing support, opportunities for professional growth, and public awareness and advocacy of issues related to the highest quality care for the individuals they serve.

  20. Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association

    Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association

    The mission of the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA) is to provide leadership and support for speech-language pathologists, audiologists and speech, language and hearing scientists in Wisconsin through advocacy, education, and public awareness.

  21. Propeller Speech Therapy

    Propeller Speech Therapy

    Propeller is one of the UK’s leading resources for rehabilitation software, to assist individuals regain speech, reading and writing skills impaired due to stroke or brain injury. Whether in the clinic or at home, computer therapy can provide additional assistance to help regain speech, reading and writing skills impaired due to stroke or brain injury. Their software has been helping patients around the world since 1998. It helps to maintain progress following speech therapy and helps boost patients self-esteem.

  22. Mommy Speech Therapy

    Mommy Speech Therapy

    Heidi Hanks, a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist, writes this blog with the goal is to share some tips and techniques she has learned over the years in working with her clients and her own kids, and hopefully give readers the information they need to be successful in helping their young children to become the very best communicators they can be.

  23. AAPPSPA – American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology

    AAPPSPA - American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology

    The American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA) is dedicated to the provision of information, education and support among its members regarding the business tools necessary for professional speech-language pathologists and audiologists to establish, maintain, and expand clinical, educational and corporate services in the context of the private practice and to the improvement of the quality of services provided to the public.

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Blogs

Blogs by speech-language pathologists and their patients can be great sources of insight about the difficulties and processes involved in building and re-gaining language usage capabilities.

  1. Aphasia Corner Blog

    Aphasia Corner Blog

    Aphasia Corner periodically publishes information that’s relevant to people with aphasia, caregivers, and speech therapists. It’s an online service for people affected by aphasia and is currently beta testing the service with a limited number of users.

  2. Mindpop.

    Mindpop.

    Mindpop is a stroke comic book written by stoke victim Nina Mitchell to help you laugh and think about the effects of losing your limbs and speech.

  3. Sussex Aphasia Self-Help

    Sussex Aphasia Self-Help

    SASH is a group of people who are experiencing communication difficulties after suffering a stroke or other brain injury. Their activities include social events, guest speakers & information sharing. Join this group to relax and build confidence after aphasia.

  4. From the Planet Aphasia

    From the Planet Aphasia

    This blog is written by a woman named Jean Riva whose husband suffered a stroke. She posts links to her most popular blog entries and Associated Content articles about caregiving and living with aphasia and apraxia. She also has a feed to aphasia-related articles in the news and a link to her extensive list of caregiver resources.

  5. redoable

    redoable

    This blog is written by a man who had a stroke which affected the right side of his body. He details the stroke experience and the “redoable” effort in writing his blog because he has now trained his arm to do write again with his keyboard.

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General Aphasia & More

These general resources on aphasia, apraxia, and other speech-language disorders are interesting and informative for anyone who wants to learn more.

  1. Apraxia Kids

    Apraxia Kids

    Apraxia-KIDS is the Internet’s largest, most comprehensive and trusted website for information on childhood apraxia of speech (verbal dyspraxia, developmental apraxia of speech) and children’s speech and language topics – including evaluation, speech therapy, research and other childhood communication topics. It is an invaluable resource for parents, speech language pathologists, teachers and all those who care about a child with apraxia.

  2. Living with Aphasia

    Living with Aphasia

    For over 10 years, Communication Partner’s DVDs have given thousands of people access to unlimited Aphasia therapy at home. Their programs utilize auditory stimuli (hearing the words) and visual stimuli (seeing the words written on the screen) as well as repetition to help with word retrieval.

  3. Aphasia Resource Center at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

    Aphasia Resource Center at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

    The Aphasia Resource Center at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is an acclaimed clinical treatment, learning and support center and ambitious clinical research center.

  4. iName it By Smarty Ears

    iName it By Smarty Ears

    Smarty Ears was founded in December of 2009 by Barbara Fernandes, a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Smarty Ears was the first company to create apps geared towards speech therapy for mobile devices. iName It is specifically designed to help individuals with difficulty recalling the names of common items found in the home.

  5. The Dyspraxia Foundation (UK)

    The Dyspraxia Foundation (UK)

    The Dyspraxia Foundation is a UK-wide charity, founded in 1987 as the Dyspraxia Trust by two mothers who met at a children’s hospital. After being told that their children had Dyspraxia, they were astonished and dismayed to discover that no facilities existed to help or inform parents and children with the condition. They decided to form their own group to help others to help themselves. Today, The Foundation seeks every opportunity to increase understanding of Dyspraxia, particularly among professionals in health and education and encourages its local groups to do the same. It continues to encourage the smaller local groups to thrive and develop their own ideas and to distribute information and fundraise for themselves.

  6. TapToTalk

    TapToTalk

    TapToTalk is an AAC app that allows nonverbal people to communicate by touching pictures that produce speech that match the picture. TapToTalk can be used on most mobile devices and one person’s album(s) can be uploaded to as many devices as desired.

  7. Scene & Heard By TherapyBox

    Scene & Heard By TherapyBox

    Scene & Heard is the multimedia scene communication tool from Therapy Box. Scene & Heard has been designed to give practitioners, teachers, parents and carers a quick and easy way to create scenes full of multimedia content, such as audio clips and video clips.

  8. Tactus Therapy Solutions: Comprehension TherAppy

    Tactus Therapy Solutions: Comprehension TherAppy

    Comprehension TherAppy is a multi-lingual app focusing on listening and reading comprehension of single words. Offering nouns, verbs, and adjectives, over 700 full-color photographs and real recorded voice in 4 language options, this app for iPad & iPhone allows repetitive practice for people with aphasia, special needs, or language learners.

  9. Dyspraxia Foundation USA

    Dyspraxia Foundation USA

    Located in Chicago, IL, Dyspraxia Foundation USA is the only non-profit organization in the United States dedicated to raising awareness of the neurological condition known as Developmental Dyspraxia and to providing support and encouragement for those who suffer from this condition.

  10. Communication Matters

    Communication Matters

    Communication Matters values people who use any form of communication and promotes the individual’s right to participate in all aspects of life by using their most appropriate means of communication to express their thoughts, feelings, needs and desires.

  11. Dragon Dictation By Nuance Communications

    Dragon Dictation By Nuance Communications

    Dragon Go! gives users one app access to everything they want on the mobile web. All you have to do is just say what you want and Dragon Go! hears what you say and understands what you want. For an example, if you’d like to watch an episode of Mad Men on Netflix, all the user would have to say is “Mad Men,” and Dragon Go! will find it and start playing the next episode.

  12. MyTalkTools

    MyTalkTools

    MyTalk is easy, cool and affordable AAC+, packed with functionality. MyTalk Apps for iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone are easy to use, easy to manage, highly customizable and affordable. With optional web based board building and backup MyTalk keeps the device in the hands of the end user enabling supporters to program remotely. In situations where end-users are working with therapists, their time together is used for therapy not device updates. MyTalk enables schools to better meet inclusion guidelines, families and professionals to collaborate, and speech professionals to manage multiple patients in one account. Mobile is now in 8 languages.

  13. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

    The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one of the institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the federal focal point for biomedical and behavioral research. The NIDCD supports and conducts research on normal processes and diseases of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. NIDCD develops and disseminates health information, based upon scientific research, to the public.

  14. Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement (SCALE)

    Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement (SCALE)

    The Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement (SCALE) was founded in July 2008 as a 501c3 non-profit organization. SCALE is the Baltimore metropolitan area’s first dedicated aphasia support and community center.

  15. West Texas Aphasia Center

    West Texas Aphasia Center

    As the second independent aphasia center in the U.S., West Texas Aphasia Center continues in their resolve that the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia is the best model to help individuals and their families have the strategies so essential to living with aphasia. Every day they watch people who thought their life was over completely change their outlook as they discover new ways to re-engage in life’s activities and interactions.

  16. MyVoice Inc.

    MyVoice Inc.

    MyVoice Makes inspiring apps that give a voice to thousands of adults and children with Autism, ALS, Aphasia, Apraxia, CP, MND, Parkinson’s, Stroke and TBI.

  17. Triangle Aphasia Program

    Triangle Aphasia Program

    The Triangle Aphasia Project started in 2003 by the very people it serves: individuals who have aphasia, their families, friends and healthcare professionals who sought programs that would reduce social isolation and engage them fully in the life they desired.

  18. The Aphasia Center

    The Aphasia Center

    The Aphasia Center is one of two facilities in the United States to provide intensive aphasia therapy year-round, which is similar to a foreign language immersion program. Patients receive treatment for 5 hours per day for 2-8 weeks, and they design an exclusive Action Plan upon discharge that has everything patients need to continue to make progress at home.

  19. VoisPal

    VoisPal

    VoisPal AAC app was developed to give users the ability to express their thoughts precisely and clearly. With the power of speech, users can express their thoughts, ideas, emotions, build relationships and contribute value in society. Inability to speak is a great barrier in communication for those who have speech challenges. VoisPal speech app empowers people to express themselves by giving them the power of speech!

  20. Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences

    Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences

    The ANCDS’s mission is to promote quality service to persons with neurologic communication disorders by developing training guidelines for preparation of speech-language pathologists for clinical practice with this population, developing standards for clinical practice of speech-language pathologists with this population, and to develop the standards and provide the means to certify clinical specialists in this area of practice. They also promote education, research, leadership, and exchange of information to facilitate the above mission.

  21. The Aphasia Center of Tucson

    The Aphasia Center of Tucson

    The Aphasia Center of Tucson is the only comprehensive aphasia program of its kind in Arizona. They offer individualized and group coaching to help individuals with aphasia improve their communication skills.

  22. Pictello By AssistiveWare

    Pictello By AssistiveWare

    Pictello was developed for all ages and skill levels, so it is easy to use and requires no reading skills to locate and read stories. Pictello is a simple way to create visual stories and talking books on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Pictello offers an easy visual story creation wizard so everyone can use pictures, videos, and sound to share important moments in their lives. An advanced editor gives full control of the editing capabilities. (AssistiveWare is a trade name of AssistiveWare B.V. AssistiveWare is a registered trademark of AssistiveWare B.V. in the US and other countries. Pictello is a trademark of AssistiveWare B.V. registered in Benelux.)

  23. Alexia Center Association

    Alexia Center Association

    The Alexia Center Association strives to become the premier online center for people with Alexia or Dyslexia and those with visual impairments due to traumatic brain injury or stroke and their caretakers. Alexia is the name given to a condition that is also referred to as Dyslexia or Word Blindness. Alexia Center Association has developed into a mission that provides information and support center for people with Alexia, Alexia without Agraphia, Pure Alexia, Word Blindness, Dyslexia, Word Aphasia or other reading impairments for themselves and their caretakers.

  24. The Talk Spot

    The Talk Spot

    The TalkSpot specializes in providing innovative, state of the art Speech Language Pathology group and individual programs to adults. The TalkSpot provides a comfortable, non-medical setting for adults to practice and expand their communication abilities. In addition to short-term outpatient rehabilitation, The TalkSpot provides long-term supportive programs for people living with communication challenges.

  25. Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC)

    Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC)

    The Houston Aphasia Recovery Center was conceived in 2008 to address a conspicuous void in Houston’s medical services community. As the fourth-largest city in the country, Houston has one of the most respected medical centers in the world, yet nothing existed for long-term recovery and wellness for people with aphasia, their families and caregivers.

  26. Aphasia Center of California

    Aphasia Center of California

    The Aphasia Center of California provides high quality, holistic, cutting-edge treatment programs that enhance communication skills, quality of life, and overall well-being for those affected by aphasia. They offer a “lifeline” for participating individuals, their families, and caregivers—creating a community of people that support and understand one another—while providing stories of hope and success.

  27. International Aphasia Movement

    International Aphasia Movement

    The International Aphasia Movement is self-help organization for Aphasia Survivors and Co-survivors, Bringing together people with aphasia all over the world.

  28. The Dyspraxia Support Group of N.Z.

    The Dyspraxia Support Group of N.Z.

    This parent-initiated, voluntary support group for all who care for children with Developmental Dyspraxia, was formed in June 1992, and is unique in the help, support and information it provides. Their membership now numbers over 1,000, and includes families, caregivers, and professionals from both New Zealand, Australia, with some members also in other countries.

 

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