About Aphasia Access
Aphasia Access: Transforming services and environments so people with aphasia can participate more fully in life.
Who We Are
Aphasia Access is your community of friendship and support. We empower busy healthcare professionals faced with the difficult task of giving or getting reliable information from someone struggling to communicate. We help speech-language pathologists deliver reimbursable, person-centered aphasia treatment. We assist leaders hosting aphasia group programs. We support university professors teaching the next generation, and students pursuing career paths to serve people with communication disorders including aphasia. We are committed to anyone on the front lines of aphasia care as well as to breaking down the communication access barriers that are all too prevalent in our health care delivery systems.
What We Believe
We believe a world is possible where all people with aphasia participate fully in life, whether that life exists in acute, rehabilitation, or on-going family and community life. Aphasia Access service providers and researchers believe that:
- people with aphasia should have access to services that not only improve language, but also help them participate in life’s interactions and activities with any communication tool necessary,
- professionals who serve those with aphasia must strive to create environments people with aphasia can successfully navigate,
- professionals who serve those with aphasia deserve practical strategies, ongoing support, and a network of peers.
We believe the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia is essential to all professionals who help people with communication barriers and disorders including aphasia. This holistic service model offers concrete strategies pertaining to a person’s environment, life situation, personal identity, attitude, and feelings, in addition to their language impairment.
We invite you to learn more about Aphasia Access by exploring our site. Please contact our offices with any questions or comments at info@AphasiaAccess.org.
Meet Our Board Members
Our board of directors includes experts in the field of aphasia programming, marketing, fundraising, and research.
Where It All Began
Learn who our founding organizations are and how Aphasia Access came to be the wonderful organization it is today.