Language involves the ability to speak and understand, as well as the ability to read and write. Aphasia is a language challenge related to an injury to the brain, most commonly stroke. This language difficulty masks the fact that people with aphasia are inherently competent and leads to an inability to participate in life's conversations and experiences. Aphasia puts every human relationship, every life role, and most daily activities at huge risk.
The Aphasia Institute
Founded in 1979 by Pat Arato, the Aphasia Institute is a Canadian community-based centre of excellence, pioneering programs and practices that help people with aphasia learn how to communicate in new ways and begin to navigate their own lives again. Through direct service, research, education and training, the Aphasia Institute has built an international reputation as a world leader and educator in aphasia.