7 Celebrities Who Experienced Aphasia First-Hand

Though the general population of the United States isn’t necessarily aware of it, aphasia is relatively common. It is estimated that 2 million people in the U.S. live with aphasia, so it might not be surprising to learn that some famous celebrities have lived with aphasia. Their stories, like so many of the aphasia stories…

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6 Tips To Avoid Fraud And Keep Your Health Information Safe

Every November since 2000, organizations around the world make or renew a pledge for International Fraud Awareness Week to increase fraud awareness in their workplaces and communities. So this International Fraud Awareness Week, we’d like to offer some valuable tips on how to protect yourself from fraud and keep your health information secure. In 2022,…

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Preparing For Election Day With A Communication Condition

It’s that time of the year once again — people around the nation are making their Election Day plans. On Tuesday, November 11, Americans will head to the polls to cast their votes and exercise their constitutional rights. Some of those people will have aphasia or other speech or language conditions. Disability can profoundly affect…

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What To Know About Communicating With An AAC Device User

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices are varied and powerful tools that can help people with certain speech and/or language impairments communicate. But for prospective AAC device users, the thought of relying on technology can sometimes be intimidating, despite all the benefits they can provide. One of the primary concerns device users have is how…

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9 Signs You Might Benefit From A Communication Device

Communication devices are simple yet powerful tools that can help remove communication barriers and allow individuals with speech-related conditions to participate in life in ways that matter to them. Here are nine common signs that you or a loved one might benefit from a communication device. Find out if you’d benefit from a device! Take…

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6 Tips To Traveling With Aphasia Like A Pro

Whether for business, leisure, or an event, travel takes us out of our comfort zones and pushes us to experience new things. After an aphasia diagnosis, traveling might sound more demanding than it once was. But with a few tips from us, you can set yourself up for travel success. Prep Your AAC Device For…

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How AAC Users Can Prepare For An Emergency

Disasters and emergencies interrupt the lives of millions of people every year. In 2021, more than 400 disastrous events related to natural hazards occurred, affecting 100 million people and causing more than 10,000 deaths. These numbers don’t even consider other isolated emergencies, such as house fires. Certain populations, like those who depend on AAC devices,…

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Aphasia News Roundup Summer 2022

12-Year-Old Little League Pitcher Returns Home After Traumatic Brain Injury Anthony Labin, a 12-year-old from New Jersey, is back home and recovering after being hit by a line drive on July 11 during a Little League game. The accident left the boy with aphasia, but reports say “he has made remarkable progress.” See Story Cross-Country…

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