June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. This national campaign is to educate the public about aphasia and to recognize those who are living or caring for people with aphasia. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association increasing aphasia awareness by sharing tips, effects, and assisting devices.
Aphasia is a language disorder that affects the ability to communicate. Aphasia affects the production of speech and the ability to read and write. Strokes are the most common cause of aphasia, and the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S, but can also be can arise from head trauma, brain tumors, or infections. People with aphasia have difficulty communicating in daily activities, social situations, or at work.
Support the Aphasia Campaign by sharing:
- Tips for Daily Living Library
- Stroke Risk Quiz
- Download the F.A.S.T mobile app
- Aphasia- Communicating Through the Barriers Infographic Male Female
Want to learn more about aphasia? Check out Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders by Ilias Papathanasiou and Patrick Coppens.
Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders covers topic in aphasia, motor speech disorders, and dementia. This text provides a foundation for understanding the disorders and learning how to apply basic theory to clinical practice in the developments of rehabilitation objectives.
- Comprehensive review chapters with case studies
- Global perspectives with contributions from international leaders in the field
- Features dedicated chapter on Traumatic Brain Injury
- Integrates neuropsychological and functional/psychosocial issues
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