Resource Summary Page
Resource Name: Aphasia
Associated Organization: ALIAS Aphasic Association
Country of Origin: Italy
Address: Via de Toni 5
State or Province:
ZIP or Postal Code: 16136
Site Summary: An Italian website on aphasia matters.
The site is in both Italian and English.
Aphasia is a language disorder that occurs in adults following a focal brain damage which involves the language-dominant cerebral
hemisphere. Individuals who previously were communicating and understanding others' communication through speech, sign, reading and writing, suddenly find themselves unable or limited in their ability to participate in communicative activity of the social life.
INCIDENCE AND PREVALENCE
Although aphasia may result from brain tumors, head injuries or
other insults to areas of the brain concerned with language processing, the most common cause of aphasia is stroke.
According to the Italian Aphasic Association, in Italy there are 150.000 aphasic people and 10.000 new cases of
LIVING WITH APHASIA
Aphasia affects the ability to use language. This means that its effects cause changes in the individuals' social role and social isolation. The aphasic persons are unable to express their needs and to have to increase their dependence on others for activities such as shopping, making appointments, reading
Quoted from the Web Site
Disability Association(s): Aphasia
Internet Location: www.aphasiaforum.com
Internet Resource Type: Web Site
Resource Type: Specific Disability Resource ( Aphasia )