Aphasia is a language disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain from stroke, head injury, or brain tumor. Aphasia can impair the expression and understanding of language as well as reading and writing abilities. For more information, check these sites.
The Academy of Aphasia is a membership organization composed of researchers who study the language problems of people who have neurological diseases; some of these researchers also provide clinical services. The web site includes a small international listing of aphasia clinics, links, and a members only area.
This section of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website briefly describes the effects of aphasia on expressive and receptive language, other conditions that may result from stroke, either by themselves or in addition to aphasia, the role of the speech-language pathologist in assessing and treating aphasia, and family adjustment issues.
This nonprofit organization answers frequently asked questions about aphasia and provides news, tips for living with aphasia, personal experiences of aphasia survivors. Also included are chat, forums, and resources.