Aphasia Education and Advocacy

Aphasia Advocacy Videos

A few amazing Persons with Aphasia (PWA) volunteered their time to make a short series of education and advocacy videos to spread Awareness. Check them out!

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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.

Stethoscope on the Cardiogram

The National Aphasia Association (NAA) conducted a survey this year to learn how much the general public knows about Aphasia. It turns out we still have a lot of work to do...  

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Adaptive Sports

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!

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Aphasia Simulation

Try this Aphasia Simulation to gain a better perspective of what it may be like to have Aphasia.

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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!

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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.

Brainstorming

Wallet Cards

Carrying a personalized wallet card can be a great way to educate others about Aphasia and about the communication strategies that help you the most. 

Neuroplasticity

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.

Brain Sketch

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Communication Strategies

Educate others with this list of communication strategies. 

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Books

Check out our recommended books about Aphasia! Our list covers a range of topics and perspectives. 

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Stroke Information & Resource Guide

Learn more about what causes a stroke, how to identify a stroke, and potential early interventions

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