What is Aphasia?
Aphasia is an acquired language disorder. A person with aphasia may have difficulty speaking, understanding, reading, and writing after a stroke or other brain injury. Aphasia affects over 2,000,000 people in the US. You are not alone! Learn about aphasia and our programs … [Read More…]
Number of people in Tampa Bay living with aphasia
Percent of strokes that may result in aphasia
Percentage of the US population that has never heard of aphasia
APHASIA AFFECTS INTELLIGENCE: FALSE!
Just because someone cannot understand words or properly express themselves does not mean they are less intelligent.
APHASIA IS RARE: FALSE!
Aphasia actually affects millions of people around the world, at least 80,000 people are diagnosed each year.
APHASIA AFFECTS HEARING: FALSE!
Conversation partners often speak more loudly to people with aphasia, however this does not help! Speak slower, not louder. This will give the person with aphasia time to process.
APHASIA ALWAYS RESULTS FROM STROKE: FALSE!
While stroke is the most common cause of aphasia, it is not the only cause. Everyone who has had a stroke should be evaluated for language difficulties, but not everyone who has a stroke will have aphasia.
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April 29, 2022 Voices of Hope for Aphasia Founder, Mike Caputo, and long-time members, Trish Hambridge and Ann English, were highlighted by James Tully from ABC Action News - Tampa Bay. James Tully showcased how participation in life-participation based activities can...
APHASIA IS IN THE NEWS!
Learn what aphasia is and see how we can help! Voices of Hope for Aphasia has been on TV (see us on ABC Action News and BayNews9) and on the radio! Or read this article from our friends at the National Aphasia Association, “Understanding Bruce Willis’ Aphasia Announcement.”