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Resource Name:   Aphasia Forum

Associated Organization: ALIAS Aphasic Association

Country of Origin: Italy

Address: Via de Toni 5

City: Genova

State or Province: 

ZIP or Postal Code: 16136

Telephone: 390103538699

Fax: 390103538631

TTY:

Email: atinti@iol.it 

Site Summary:  An Italian website on aphasia matters. The site is in both Italian and English.

APHASIA 

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  aphasia annually. 

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 magazines.

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 )

 

 

 

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