Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder caused by brain injuries affecting the ability to speak, understand, read, and write. Aphasia is primarily due to a stroke and may also be the result of a head injury or brain tumour. Even a mild case of aphasia could disrupt communication in someone’s environment; this can lead to major social isolation or a split with an individual’s lifestyle. The rehabilitation process for someone suffering from aphasia varies from one person to the next. Most sufferers receive services in an in-house or external rehabilitation hospital. Community associations and organizations carry on with recovery and provide activities for people with aphasia, encouraging them to keep up their rehabilitation and social reintegration.

Regroupement des associations de personnes aphasiques du Québec
Association Québécoise des personnes aphasiques