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Aphasia

 

Forums

  • Aphasia Forum - Discussion groups and background information for aphasic individuals, caregivers, speech therapists, and researchers. Presented in Italian and English by the Neuropsychological and Speech Therapy Service of Genoa University

  • Aphasia forum - Portale italiano sull'afasia, gli aspetti clinici, il recupero e l'assistenza. Attualità, forum di discussione, link a risorse in linea. (Italian)

  • Aphasia Hope Foundation

  • Yahoo! Groups: Aphasia - Mailing list created to share information, questions, and feelings about aphasia. Its members specifically encourage aphasic persons to contribute to the ongoing discussion.

Information for Survivors and Care Givers

  • Aphasia - Consumer-oriented primer by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Includes descriptions of aphasia varieties and related disorders, introductions to assessment and treatment methods, and links to ASHA's articles on augmentive communication and family adjustment to aphasia.

  • Aphasia - Information for Caregivers - Supportive information for families of aphasic stroke survivors, from Caregiver-information.com.

  • Coping Strategies for Families Adjusting to Aphasia - Communication tips and suggestions for support, provided by Healthtouch Online and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

  • Stroke and Aphasia Information - Resources for stroke recovery, including home therapy tips and survivors' stories. Presented by Bungalow Software, a provider of rehabilitation programs.

Organizations

  • Academy of Aphasia - Professional association of aphasia researchers, offering conference notices, employment listings, and an international directory of aphasia clinics online.

  • British Aphasiology Society - Professional association seeking to disseminate information about aphasia and its treatment, encourage excellence in the scientific investigation of aphasia, promote the interests of aphasic individuals, and draw upon their expertise.

  • National Aphasia Association - Nonprofit organization devoted to assisting people with aphasia and their families. Its online offerings include fact sheets on aphasia, support group listings, reviews of research, tips for finding a speech-language pathologist, and information on upcoming NAA conferences.

  • Speakability - UK charity that is dedicated to helping aphasic individuals rebuild communication through information services, self-help groups, training of treatment professionals, and public advocacy.

  • UK Connect - Supporting aphasic individuals in the United Kingdom through an integrated program of therapy, education, and research.

 Resources

  • Adult Aphasia: Recent Research - Fact sheet covering types of aphasia, treatments, research, and resources, as well as new approaches to evaluation, characterization, and therapies. From the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication disorders.

  • Aphasia - Overview of aphasia subtypes, authored by Sherry T. Gliesche, MS, SLP, and presented by the International MS Support Foundation.

  • ERUDIT Aphasia Tutorial - Demonstration of a neural network classifier for the diagnosis of aphasia subtypes.

  • Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center - Located at the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center and affiliated with Boston University.

  • International Aphasia Project - Studying stroke-induced communication difficulties, in multiple languages, to achieve a better understanding of the brain mechanisms that are responsible for normal and abnormal language functions.

  • Language Disorders Arena - Provides professionals and researchers in the area of Language Disorders and Aphasia with information on the range of Book, Journal and Test publications produced by Psychology Press, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group.

  • NINDS Aphasia Information Page - Basic information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

  • Talkback Association for Aphasia, Inc. - Assisting aphasic individuals and their carers through aphasia friendly fact sheets and local services in South Australia.

  • Understanding Primary Progressive Aphasia - An article with a description, assistance available and where to obtain additional information.

Software

  • The Jogger - The patented Jogger™ system uses a combination of handheld PDA and Internet technologies to enable persons with short-term memory loss to better manage their affairs and thereby increase their independence and productivity.

  • Bungalow Software - Software for rehabilitation from stroke, aphasia, and head injuries.

  • Parrot Software - Offers speech and communication programs for people who suffer aphasia due to stroke, Alzheimer's, or other forms of brain injury.

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Page Updated: Tuesday, 09 March 2010




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