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Here are some helpful communication strategies and tips to help you when communicating with someone who has aphasia:
- General Communication Strategies [PDF - 35 Kb]
- Communication Strategies for someone who has Expressive Aphasia [PDF - 43 Kb]
- Communication Strategies for someone who has Receptive Aphasia [PDF - 42 Kb]
Visit the following websites for more information about aphasia:
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
The national American association website includes basic information on aphasia, an online directory of certified speech-language pathologists and information on health insurance coverage for speech services.
American Stroke Association
Broad website on all aspects of stroke recovery. A search for "aphasia" provides communication tips, types of aphasia and available brochures. This website also has a free subscription to Stroke Connection magazine (US only).
Aphasia Hope Foundation
A nonprofit organization focusing on providing information about aphasia treatment, tips, research and resources. Provides a place for individuals affected by aphasia to share their stories.
Aphasia Recovery Connection
Includes resources and opportunities to connect with others who have aphasia.
A website with information about recovery and living with brain injury. The spouse of a former InteRACT participant is regular contributor to this site.
Caregiver Action Network
A support resource for family caregivers. Includes information on caring for yourself as a caregiver, and also resources for finding respite care and information on topics specific to caring for a loved one.
Family Caregivers Association of Nova Scotia
Provides support and information for individuals caring for a family member in Nova Scotia.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Information about stroke prevention, signs and symptoms of stroke, possible outcomes including aphasia, and available treatments, healthy living and community resources.
This website hosts a series of articles that discuss aphasia, stroke and potential outcomes. Includes information about treatment and suggestions for improving communication with individuals whose abilities have been affected by a stroke.
National Aphasia Association
US-based, non-profit organization for people with aphasia and their families. Includes fact sheets on aphasia, community resources, support group information and current news about aphasia. The NAA sponsors a biennial conference for individuals with aphasia, family members and health professionals called "Speaking Out."
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
User-friendly site provides information on stroke prevention, outcomes and treatment options, as well as answers to frequently asked questions and links to more complex information.
National Stroke Association
Information for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Outlines some of the symptoms that may be associated with stroke, including communication problems, and offers downloadable recovery fact sheets.
A website for stroke survivors and caregivers that provides resources, links and articles encouraging stroke survivors to continue to live actively. Created by stroke survivor and author Paul Berger.
Young Stroke Survivors
Aphasia information, stroke survivor stories, caregiver information, message boards and links to other sites including the American Heart Association’s heart healthy cookbook.