• Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder, typically due to a stroke or brain injury, that impairs the ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence. Aphasia impairs the ability to speak and understand others, and most people with aphasia experience difficulty reading and writing.
  • Aphasia affects more than one million Americans - more than the number of people who have cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, or muscular dystrophy.
  • The onset of aphasia is typically sudden and affects everyone differently. There is no cure for aphasia, as the symptoms are generally long-term. The good news is that most individuals who receive speech-language pathology services do improve.
  • At Hospital for Special Care, we offer a variety of inpatient and outpatient services to assist individuals with aphasia and their families in the recovery process.