What Is Aphasia?
Aphasia is a language difficulty caused by injury to the brain. It affects communication. People with aphasia may have difficulty with:
Aphasia may affect:
What Causes Aphasia?
Aphasia can occur with events that affect the areas of the brain that are important for language.
These may include a stroke, brain tumour, head injury or brain infection.
In rare cases, a person may have a primary progressive aphasia caused by a neurodegenerative disease. This is a slowly worsening aphasia.
Aphasia Facts & Tips:
The following resources and organisations can provide you with additional information and support. Further external links are available within our "" web page or if you have specific questions you require support with please get in touch with Aphasia SA via our page.
Enable Me: Speech And Language Resources
The Stroke Foundation owns and manages the Enable Me website which contains many resources for the Australian stroke community. The below link will take you to the speech and languages resources page. The Enable Me website is also available in an Aphasia Friendly format.
Aphasia Therapy Online
Free online aphasia therapy, created by a Melbourne Speech Pathologist. Aphasia Therapy Online is easy to use, has excellent features and is available in five languages with more in progress.
Getting Online For People With Aphasia
The UK Stroke Association has made a free guide to help people with aphasia get online and use technology successfully. It contains 14 sections that you can work through at your own pace.
TalkPath is a news resource for people who need help reading, listening or understanding the daily news. News articles are read aloud and highlighted to help people follow along. At the end of each the article there are a series of questions to test the user's understanding. New articles are added every weekday to help people stay up to date with current events. TalkPath is available for free online or via the App Store.
SmallTalk Free Apps
The SmallTalk family of apps offer daily communication and video speech exercises that are designed for people with aphasia, apraxia, or dysphagia. They can be downloaded on the App Store.
Aphasia Software Finder
This website has information about apps and software programs in the English language for people with aphasia.