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Aphasia Access is a clearinghouse for aphasia news relating to the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA). Many of these resources are available without cost as part of our mission to grow a network of healthcare, business and community leaders committed to advancing lifelong communication access for people with aphasia.

Please check back often as new articles and other aphasia resources are added. Is there an aphasia article you would like us to share?  Email us your suggestions at info@AphasiaAccess.org.


Finding the Words, One at a Time (The College of Saint Rose, March)  UCF Professor on a Mission to Communicate Aphasia to the World (Orlando Sentinel, April) Aphasia Spotlight: Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center (Lingraphica, April) Usan la realidad virtual para ayudar a pacientes de afasia (Using Virtual Reality to Help Patients with Aphasia) (Orlando Sentinel, April) With Art, Words are not Required (Innovation, June) NASA Engineer Leaves a Legacy with STARS (NBC2, June) People With Aphasia Get Voices Heard at NCGA  (North Carolina Health News, June) Woody Durham Joins Governor Roy Cooper for Aphasia Awareness (Raleigh News & Observer, June) Community Heroes: TAP Unlimited’s Maura Silverman (Carolina Family Estate Planning, June) UCF Center Helps Woman Regain Her Voice (Orlando Sentinel, July) Jacksonville’s Brooks Rehab Opens First Area Center for Patients with Aphasia Speech Disorder (Jacksonville.com, July) Aphasia Spotlight: Triangle Aphasia Project in North Carolina (Lingraphica, July)


Singing In The Key of Aphasia (StrokeConnection, Summer)  Finding Their Voice: Aphasia Patients At CSU East Bay Form Singing Group (NBC Bay Area, January) How Aphasia Helped Me Communicate With My Mother (Huffington Post, February) Aphasia is a Little-Known, yet Growing, Health Problem (Philly.com, March) Developing Resilience: A Mother’s Perspective (StrokeConnection, April) CSUEB’s Aphasia Tones Strikes New Notes With an Addition to the Program (CSU East Bay, June) Bob and Nancy Know What True Love Sounds Like (Tampa Bay Times, July) Jacksonville’s Brooks Rehab opens first area center for patients with aphasia speech disorder (Florida Times Union, Jacksonville Newspaper, July) Caring for a Survivor with Aphasia (StrokeConnection, Fall)


NJ Moves to Expand Services to Help Stroke Victims(NJ Spotlight, October) Back to Life (Advance Healthcare Network, November)


Making Life Bigger Than Aphasia (Stroke Connection Magazine, Summer) Language Skills Reborn, Years After Stroke (San Francisco Chronicle, August) Where Every Word is Precious (Arizona Public Media, June) Thoughts That Can’t Be Spoken (New York Times, March)


Young Woman With Little-Known Condition: Please Don’t Talk to Me Like I’m a Child (Huff. Post: Impact, December) From My Perspective, Changing the Aphasia Narrative (ASHA Leader, November) New Therapies to Help Stroke Survivors Recover Language Years After Injury (WSJ, July) The Gray Beyond; A Family Copes After Tragedy (Washington Post, July) Learning to Talk Again with Help from Friends (newsobserver.com, June)


Baltimore’s “Aphasia-Friendly” Businesses (ASHA Leader, February 2012) For New Mom With Aphasia, ‘Giving Up Was Not An Option’ (Health Day, September 2012) Crossing the Border to a Place Called Hope (Herald News, June 2012) Gabby Giffords: Finding Words Through Song (ABC News, November 2011)

Articles you can share with patients, families, and your community

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State of Aphasia in North America Executive Summary