Aphasia is a partial or total inability to produce or understand speech, reading and writing. Aphasia is caused by damage to the language center in the brain. Stroke is the most common cause of this type of brain damage. It affects over one million people.
These educational resources are designed for caregivers who are living or working with someone who has completed intensive post-stroke rehabilitation. They define aphasia and its effects, including the challenges that aphasia can present to self-esteem and well-being. Various communication techniques developed by speech-language pathologists provide positive solutions for communicating with those who have aphasia.