Aphasia Education and Advocacy
Pursuing Higher Education
Boston University Aphasia Research Laboratory offers an Intensive Cognitive and Communication Rehabilitation (ICCR) program for young adults with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Aphasia who are interested in continuing or pursuing higher education. The program is now available for those living outside of the Boston area, via ZOOM.
ADA Hospital Support
Patients with communication disabilities have a right to reasonable accommodations, which includes a patient's right for in-person support. This document will help you and others understand your rights.
Adaptive sports can be a great way to get back to doing what you love or picking up a new activity after a stroke or brain injury. Check out our list of resources for adaptive sports organizations and expos to get you started!
Going Back to Work
Finding a job for Stroke or Brain Injury Survivors with Aphasia can be a challenging and unique experience. We spoke with 3 young persons with Aphasia who are at varying stages of returning to work. Each story reveals the array of challenges a person with Aphasia faces as they try to return to or enter the workforce. We've also included resources for PWA returning to work.
Aphasia Awareness Quiz
Help us spread Aphasia Awareness by joining us and taking our Aphasia Quiz! Share the quiz with friends and family. Our goal is to educate as many people as possible about Aphasia!
Aphasia vs. Apraxia
APHASIA and APRAXIA - two words that you may have heard, sound sort of similar, but you're not sure exactly what they are, and if you have one or both. Find out more about Aphasia and Apraxia of speech here.
Neuroplasticity is how the brain changes and adapts as the results of an experience. Aphasia therapy helps to induce neuroplasticity and allows the brain to rewire and adapt to an injury.
National Aphasia Association
The NAA provides Aphasia-friendly resources and articles for Persons with Aphasia and Caregivers. You can also search their affiliates list for resources in your area.
Book clubs are a great way to get back into reading after a stroke or brain injury. They offer a variety of difficulty and interest levels depending on the book club you join. We’ve put together a list of available book clubs, which include both in-person and online meetings.
The Importance of Aphasia Advocacy
Advocating for Aphasia Awareness is extremely important. It is crucial for family members and professionals to get involved with Aphasia advocacy, especially early on when it might be particularly challenging for the person with Aphasia to advocate for themselves. We reached out to some of our caregivers to ask how they advocate for their loved ones with Aphasia.
ADAPT by PWA
Activities Designed As Personal Therapy by Persons With Aphasia (ADAPT by PWA) are treatment activities that can supplement ones therapy sessions. Each activity was created by a Person with Aphasia and/or their caregivers.