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CBC Interview: What it’s like to have aphasia, the ‘devastating’ language disorder Bruce Willis has

There’s a general lack of awareness and understanding about aphasia, with only seven percent of people in a 2020 online survey by the U.S.-based National Aphasia Association able to accurately identify it as a language disorder. Yet, aphasia is more common than Parkinson’s Disease.  But that awareness is shifting now that it’s been revealed that actor Bruce Willis is …

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On International Women’s Day, we think of Pat Arato…

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 is International Women’s Day, “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.” [Google.ca] On this day and so often, we remember our founder, Pat Arato – a pioneer, visionary, and mentor. When her husband, the late Oscar Arato, suffered a stroke that left him with aphasia, …

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GivingTuesday: Be Part of Something Big!

November 30th, is GivingTuesday, the day of giving back. It is now more important than ever that we work diligently to ensure that people living with aphasia receive the support they need. While we are working toward the day we can safely re-open our doors, in the meantime we continue to provide our vital services …

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Annual Holiday Party: December 12

We’re excited to gather virtually on December 12, 3:30-5:00pm to celebrate the holidays and each other at our popular end of year party. So wear something festive and come ready to celebrate! To RSVP & receive a link: fcabral@aphasia.ca or 647-394-5282

Talk the Talk: What Aphasia Group Leaders can Learn from Conversation Analysis

We hope you’ll join us next month for the second webinar in our Speaker Series.Conversation analysis has been a useful explanatory method for describing the coordinated actions of speakers with aphasia and their partners. This webinar summarizes clinically relevant findings from conversation analytic studies that can help aphasia clinicians recognize conversation behaviours that impact group …

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"I’ve been working at the Aphasia Institute since early 2007 and I love my job. It's incredibly rewarding to work in a collaborative environment where I get to be part of life-changing work for people living with aphasia and the healthcare providers who serve them. I feel affirmed, encouraged and supported as we work together on innovative and dynamic initiatives that accomplish our mission and vision in new, creative and resourceful ways."
- Marisca Baldwin, Staff Member
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