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National Aphasia Awareness Month

Social: #TalkAboutAphasia #AphasiaAwareness 

Twitter: @NatAphasiaAssoc 

Facebook: @NatlAphasiaAssoc

YouTube: NationalAphasiaAssoc


Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals. But brain injuries resulting in aphasia may also arise from head trauma, from brain tumors, or from infections.

Aphasia can be so severe as to make communication with the patient almost impossible, or it can be very mild. It may affect mainly a single aspect of language use, such as the ability to retrieve the names of objects, or the ability to put words together into sentences, or the ability to read. More commonly, however, multiple aspects of communication are impaired, while some channels remain accessible for a limited exchange of information.

National Aphasia Association 
P.O. Box 87
Scarsdale, NY 10583 
(800) 922-4622 
(212) 267-2814 
(212) 267-2812 Fax 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

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Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Earlier Event: May 31
World No Tobacco Day
Later Event: June 1
National Safety Month