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Health and Care: Disability Specific Resources:

Aphasia

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Country Listings:   Australia


National

Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences was founded in 1983. ANCDS is a group of professionals interested in encouraging the highest quality of life for adults and children with neurologic communication disorders. The purposes of the ANCDS are professional, clinical, educational, scientific, and charitable.

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) provides valuable resources for medical specialists worldwide who are committed to improving the care of patients with neurological diseases. The AAN’s more than 19,000 members look to the AAN for the most comprehensive professional development, career enhancement, and practice improvement opportunities available. Use the "Find a neurologist near you." Search the database called "The Patient Page" for the latest research on Aphasia. The American Academy of Neurology is located at 1080 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55116 or call (651) 695-1940.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 123,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. Although this is an organization for professionals, under the heading "The Public" one can obtain information about aphasia, health insurance and find a health professional via their searchable database that contains listings of more than 7,000 programs that employ audiologists and speech-language pathologists who hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Programs and private practitioners who appear within this listing do so voluntarily and currently represent only a percentage of speech-language pathologists and audiologists who hold ASHA’s Certificate of Clinical Competence. ASHA is located at 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD, 20852. Call them at Voice: (301) 897-5700, Toll-free Voice: (800) 638-8255, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Eastern time, TTY: (301) 897-0157 or Fax: (301) 571-0457. Send e-mail to actioncenter@asha.org

New Sign Aphasia Hope Foundation is a public 501(c) 3 non-profit foundation that has a two-fold mission: (1) to promote research into the prevention and cure of aphasia and (2) to ensure all survivors of aphasia and their caregivers are aware of and have access to the best possible treatments available. The Foundation was started with the goal of gathering news, research, therapies, and experiences regarding Aphasia, and sharing this information with the families that desperately needed it. The Aphasia Hope Foundation offers a featured professional each month to answer on-line questions posted to the forum. You can sign up to become a member of the forum to post questions related to Aphasia or browse other posts without registration. They also have topics related to Aphasia News/Events, Research and Resources.

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State Listings


California

New Sign Aphasia Center of California's mission is to enhance communication skills, quality of life, and overall well-being for all those affected by aphasia. Call 510-336-0112 for more information and how the Aphasia Center of California can help. Aphasia Center of California has many programs used to approach the whole person and their treatment needs. They also offer several treatment advancements which include weekly communication treatment groups; weekly Aphasia Book Club (reading and writing), News Forum, or Movie groups; an Aphasia Internet clinic; individual speech-language treatment sessions; and a caregivers’ group that clients may choose from to individualize their treatment. For more information, write to them at: 3996 Lyman Road Oakland, CA 94602, or by phone at: 510-336-0112, or visit their Program Site at: 200 Grand Ave Oakland, CA 94610.


Illinois

New Sign The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is dedicated to excellence in providing the highest-quality patient care, research and education to persons with Aphasia, their caregivers and their community. They are the leader in rehabilitation care. With compassion, hope and creativity as the hallmarks of their service, they strive for the fullest assimilation and acceptance of the physically disabled in the community. For more information contact them at 1-800-354-7342.


Michigan

University of Michigan: Communicative Disorders Clinic is committed to providing excellent speech and language services to individuals with communication impairments through their Aphasia and Outpatient Services programs. In addition, the Clinic provides leadership in expanding the scientific knowledge base of language and language disorders through a vital research program.


New Jersey

New Sign The Adler Aphasia Center's mission is to be a vital resource to anyone whose life or profession is touched by Aphasia. Aphasia is an isolating diagnosis. Not only does it rob one of the ability to communicate, the very nature of Aphasia is that it cuts off people from their family, friends, health care providers, and everyday life. The mission of the Adler Aphasia Center is expressed through the delivery of many services. As one of only a few Aphasia-friendly communities in the world:

  • They provide a therapeutic environment of innovative programs that give people ways to live successfully with Aphasia.
  • They create opportunities for social connection for anyone who wishes to join us.
  • They train health care professionals to improve service delivery to people with Aphasia.
  • They conduct influential research through and partner with Aphasia researchers across the country.
  • They strive to make Aphasia universally understood.

    For more information write to them at: 60 West Hunter Avenue, Maywood, NJ 07607, or by Tel: 201.368.8585 or Fax: 201.587.1909.


    Ohio

    Audiology and Speech Center at the University of Akron provides education and training for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the clinical training program and diagnostic and treatment services to persons with language, speech, and/or hearing problems. To make an appointment, call 330-972-7883. The Audiology and Speech Center is located in Room 181, Polsky Building, 225 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44325-3001. The entrance is on High Street.

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    Country Listings


    Australia

    New Sign Queensland University, Clinical Centre for Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with aphasia and their families. The CCRE aims to: The major outcome from research within the CCRE will be the development of the Australian Aphasia Clinical Pathway in close collaboration with speech pathologists and consumers. The Australian Aphasia Clinical Pathway will translate the emerging evidence into best practice across the entire continuum of health care (acute, rehabilitation, community), leading to better communication outcomes, less social isolation, and better quality of life for people with aphasia and their families.

    For all enquiries regarding the CCRE in Aphasia Rehabilitation, contact: Professor Linda Worrall, Ph: +617 3365, Fax: +617 3365 1877, send E-mail to: l.worrall@uq.edu.au or visit the Website: www.ccreaphasia.org.au
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