Aphasia is a language disorder that impairs the expression and understanding of spoken language, reading and writing. It occurs most often from a stroke or brain injury. This frustrating condition affects a person’s ability to communicate, but does not affect his or her intellect.
Aphasia affects more than 2 ½ million Americans. It robs one of the ability to communicate, cutting people off from their family, friends, health care providers, and everyday life. The Adler Aphasia Center provides a therapeutic environment of innovative programs that give people with aphasia and their caregivers ways to reconnect with life.
Through life skills activities, the arts, literature, technology, cooking, nature, and fitness our programs help members:
- Stimulate communication skills
- Exercise cognitive skills
- Build self-esteem
- Rebuild social connections