American Stroke Association

Maximizing Communication & Independence

Stroke's impact on speech and language can be significant and difficult. But understanding the various conditions and how to improve them, or work around them, can help to enhance independence and quality of life.

Tips for Socializing with Aphasia

Losing the ability to communicate after a stroke can be stressful. But treatments and strategies can help you find your words and take a giant step towards independence.

Constraint Induced Language Therapy for Aphasia

This type of therapy is now applied to speech therapy.

Actions Speak as Loud as Words

Intentional gestures can help people with aphasia communicate better and access spoken language more effectively.

When the Word Escapes

For many stroke survivors with aphasia, finding the right word can be an ordeal. This condition is called anomia.

Options for Aphasia Therapy When Insurance Stops

Recovery from aphasia can continue for many years. Unfortunately, insurance coverage runs out before many people are ready to end therapy.