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What is Aphasia (Aphasia-Friendly) – Aphasia Institute

Aphasia

Language Problem


Aphasia hides competence


Stroke, injury or other illness affecting
the left side of the brain

Left Side of the Brain

The left side of the brain controls
communication.

Left brain injury causes
communication problems.


Communication problems = “Aphasia”


All People With Aphasia:

Aphasia can affect relationships
Communication may be difficult with

Aphasia can affect activities

To learn more about aphasia, and to use these images for conversation with a partner with aphasia, access our What is Aphasia? booklet.

If you are a Health Care Provider in Ontario, you can order these booklets for free.

"The value of formal SCATM training has been immense for me – both in practical applications and in “grand ideas” for the future. It has really re-focused my [Speech-Language Pathology] SLP practice on the practical outcome of increasing life participation and independence/autonomy in future conversations. "
- Anonymous
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