Aphasia Services

What is Aphasia?


A brain injury, such ​as a stroke, can damage the left side of the brain. This damage can cause aphasia.

If you have aphasia, it may be hard to:


understand speech read write
Image of man talking image of man understading image of man reading Image of hand writing

People with aphasia are intelligent and know what they want to say

People with aphasia, often have other communication problems, such as

  • Dysarthria
    Weak speech muscles make speech sound slushy.
  • Apraxia of Speech:
    Problems making the movements needed for speech such as:
    • starting the movement
    • planning the movement
    • getting the movements in the right order

Find out how the Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program can help.​

Watch Living with Aphasia video​


Voices of Aphasia videosWatch the short video series "Voices of Aphasia" from the National Aphasia Association. 


Interactive Aphasia Tutor

This tutorial aims to provide a solid reference point for caregivers and those who are interested in finding out more about aphasia. The Interactive Aphasia Tutor will give you information about aphasia, a sense of what it is like to have aphasia and helpful advice for dealing with persons with aphasia.

To view the Tutor, you will need the Macromedia Flash plug-in. If you do not have the plug-in you will be prompted to download and install it upon entering the Tutor.

To enter the Tutor, click on the graphic below.

Click to visit the interactive tuorial in a seperate window.


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