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Academy of Aphasia
- Professional association of aphasia researchers, offering conference notices, employment listings, and an international directory of aphasia clinics online.
- 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 Hope Foundation
- A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting aphasia research and working to ensure that all aphasia survivors and caregivers have an awareness of, and access to, appropriate therapy. Features of the Foundation's online home include study announcements and forums for caregivers, survivors, treatment professionals, and researchers.
- Toronto-based charitable organization assisting individuals with aphasia, their families, and professionals in the field.
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.
Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center
- Located at the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center and affiliated with Boston University.
Intensive Residential Aphasia Communication Therapy Program
- Offered through the Dalhousie School of Human Communication Disorders in Halifax, Nova Scotia, inteRACT supports the philosophy that aphasic individuals can learn strategies to deal with their condition and continue to lead full, communicative lives.
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.
- Provides a communication device for patients recovering from aphasia, apraxia or stroke. Covered by Medicare and other insurance.
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.
NHS Choices: Aphasia
- Provides details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
NINDS Aphasia Information Page
- Fundamental information about aphasia from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Primary Progressive Aphasia and Frontal Dementia
- Featuring a patient-and-family guide to PPA and description of the PPA Program of Northwestern University's Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center.
- UK charity that is dedicated to helping aphasic individuals rebuild communication through information services, self-help groups, training of treatment professionals, and public advocacy.
- Provides a structured word finding therapy developed for people with aphasia. Free trial available.
The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia
- Registered British charity whose aims are to establish clinics across the country, support research into speech-language therapy, determine the most cost-effective treatments, and train future speech-language professionals.
- Supporting aphasic individuals in the United Kingdom through an integrated program of therapy, education, and research.
University of Michigan Aphasia Services
- Providing intensive rehabilitation services, discussion groups, and other programs for adults with aphasia and their families through the University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy in Ann Arbor.
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