Name Aphasia
Related to/Also known as Dysphasia
Symptoms of Aphasia
Aphasia is an acquired disorder of language, usually caused by stroke, head injury or other neurological condition. People with aphasia find it difficult to understand, speak, read or write language; yet their intellect remains intact.
Useful national contacts

Stroke Association
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Helpline: 0303 303 3100
Find your local support group:
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Stroke Friends: stroke and aphasia support group meets at The Brain Charity

Aphasia Re-Connect
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Children & young people

For parents, practitioners and the children with speech and language difficulties
I CAN Help Enquiry Service: 020 7843 2544
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Parents' Helpline 0300 666 9410 Monday & Wednesday: 10.30am to 4.00pm.
Link opens in new window www.afasic.org.uk

Language Disorders: Aphasia (Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne)
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News and events

Aphasia project on Zoom (the Brain Charity)


Neuro Device, a Polish company, has developed an innovative rehabilitation system for people with post-stroke aphasia (April 2018)

 Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/yb3g8lck

You can watch the Polish ambassador to Britain talking about this on YouTube:
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Online resources

Information on coronavirus for stroke survivors (Stroke Association)
wwLink opens in new window w.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/information-coronavirus-stroke-survivors

Aphasia (NHS Choices)
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Aphasia (Contact, charity for families with disabled children)
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 Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)

Our resources Children With Acquired Aphasias

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Aphasia and on a wide range of disability related issues.

Visit our library to read the book Children with Acquired Aphasias by Janet A. Lees.