The University of South Carolina Aphasia Lab does not officially endorse these organizations, websites and products, but all are potentially useful resources. For more specific resources for caregivers, see our Caregiver Resources page.
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Offers public information about a wide range of speech, language, and hearing disabilities in both children and adults; packed with educational information about aphasia and recovery.
American Stroke Association: Stroke Connection
Offers resources for pediatric and adult survivors and caregivers alongside general information and tips for life after stroke; features user-submitted stories detailing personal experiences with stroke. Links for support groups, hotlines, and resources also available.
Offers informational and educational training tools focused on the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA), which centers around the life concerns of those impacted by aphasia; information for individuals, clinicians, and family members.
Aphasia Friendly Resources
Offers free access to information packets, picture charts, goal setting forms, and YouTube videos relevant to members of the community with aphasia; provides an informational link to the Aphasia Support Community (ASC) for Friends and Family, an online group for conversational partners of people with aphasia.
Aphasia Hope Foundation
Charitable foundation that works to increase the public’s awareness of aphasia and effective long-term treatment available to people with aphasia. Serves as a resource for families, friends, and caregivers.
Aphasia Software Finder
Provides a search option to locate apps that can be used to practice skills in different focus areas impacted by aphasia; categories include reading, writing/spelling, talking, listening, etc.
National Aphasia Association
Promotes the care, welfare, and recovery of people with aphasia through public education and support of research; offers printed materials, an information hotline, a newsletter, and a listing of support groups.
National Stroke Association
Free magazine subscription to StrokeSmart Magazine, featuring the latest research, practical tips on money, life after stroke, and general wellness; webpage also features a helpline and tools to locate a support group.
NIH/ National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke – Aphasia
Comprehensive information and support services for those with aphasia and their families; offers patient and professional information, education materials, sponsor meetings, scientific workshops & research.
Patient Provider Communication Tools
Provides downloadable and printable bedside signage, emergency communication forms, medical question forms for use when speaking with medical professionals, and other assorted communication boards; includes signage to indicate dysphagia diet specifications.
The Aphasia Center
Information and resources for caregivers; tips and advice for self-care while balancing the responsibility for others’ wellness.
UK Stroke Association
Informational PDF providing guidelines for improving access and clarity of written communication for individuals with aphasia; guidelines developed as part of a research project funded by the UK Stroke Association.
Aphasia Corner – Aphasia Simulations
Free online source that offers simulations that family members and caregivers can complete in order to better understand how aphasia may impact the individual with aphasia.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Stroke
Supplies a variety of information about stroke, including facts, risk factors, and prevention; offers a variety of resources, infographics, and videos regarding strokes to share on social media and with other family members and friends; provides personal stories of stroke survivors.
A mobile brain rehabilitation app that can be used on a phone or tablet and features different tasks that have been tailored to the specific goals of the person with aphasia, allows the user to keep track of his or her progress, and is designed to address speech, language, and cognitive functions to aid in the recovery of stroke or brain injury.
Offers information on different topics regarding stroke and aphasia in younger stroke survivors; provides personal stories and experiences from teen and young adult stroke survivors.
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
Offers public information about stroke and its prevention; provides tips for caregivers to avoid burnout and better assist their loved one who experienced a stroke; supplies resources for caregivers to become connected with online support groups and/or in-person support groups; assists in finding family care services and support in the individual’s state of residence; lists caregiver’s personal stories and experiences; offers online education classes and seminars on caregiving strategies.
Offers a variety of apps, devices, and online therapy services to aid in the recovery and communication of individuals who have had a stroke; provides support resources for people with aphasia and for their caregivers.
Offers a collection of speech therapy apps that target various aspects of spoken and written language, allowing the person with aphasia to practice speech and language goals outside of the therapy room and personalize the tasks to make it more relevant to his or her daily routines.