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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.

"Volunteering at the Aphasia Institute has been an amazing experience. It’s such a great feeling to help someone express themselves, or help someone understand another’s message. It can be challenging sometimes, but that just makes the moment a connection goes through that much more special. More than anything, I really appreciate the strong sense of community that the Aphasia Institute creates and being a part of that community."
- Vidya David, Volunteer
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