ParticiPics is now on Community Hub! Access our library of pictographic images!
Research FAQs – Aphasia Institute

There are different application forms based on whether your project requires an expedited or a full ethics committee review (e.g., for posting research flyers vs. requesting further support for recruitment). For further information, see ‘Request to Recruit Research Participants

The Aphasia Institute has limited capacity. We do not routinely analyze data for other organizations.

It is very challenging to get statistics about aphasia.  For our purposes, we often extrapolate from stroke data, as stroke is a leading cause of aphasia. (Other brain conditions can also result in aphasia, such as traumatic brain injuries, brain tumours, dementia, or primary progressive aphasia.)

1 Dickey, L., Kagan, A., Lindsay, M. P., Fang, J., Rowland, A., & Black, S. (2010). Incidence and profile of inpatient stroke-induced aphasia in Ontario, Canada. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 91(2), 196-202. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2009.09.020

"Volunteering at the Aphasia Institute gives me the privilege of seeing people with aphasia take back their lives after stroke. I know I'm making a difference by volunteering at AI every week."
- Ushi Tanna, 20-year Veteran Volunteer
Scroll to Top