National Aphasia Awareness Month

Bruce Willis was recently diagnosed with Aphasia and has retired from acting due to cognitive complications. 

2 million people in the United States have aphasia, but 84.5% of Americans state that they’ve never heard the term aphasia. This fact needs to change immediately to pave the way for better communication experiences for people living with aphasia. Get ready because it’s time for Aphasia Awareness Month.

While you celebrate summer, take a minute to gain an understanding of the medical condition known as aphasia and observe National Aphasia Awareness Month all through June. This national campaign is held to increase public awareness about this disorder and to recognize the people living with it or caring for people with it. Typically occurring after a brain injury — like stroke, a tumor, or an infection — aphasia is a language impairment that affects a person’s ability to comprehend language and communicate.

What is aphasia and where can I find support?

Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence. Aphasia impairs the ability to speak and understand others. Search our comprehensive aphasia-focused directory for support groups, aphasia centers and programs, as well as speech language professionals near you.



June is Aphasia Awareness Month

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