June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. How many people know about aphasia? Not many. Mostly only those individuals who suffer from aphasia or those who personally know someone who is affected by aphasia. How common is aphasia? Well, as of now, over 1,000,000 Americans are affected by aphasia. That number is expected to increase in the next few years. But for some reason, you just don’t hear about it. Right now I am treating 6 individuals in an outpatient facility and of those 6, all have some degree of aphasia. I would say from a professional standpoint, that it is pretty common. So let’s do what we can to raise awareness of aphasia!!
About the author
Kim Robbins is a Speech-Language Pathologist that has been providing face-to-face aphasia therapy to stroke survivors and brain injury victims for over 17 years. She has a strong passion for working with these individuals, and her personal mission is to make their road to recovery easier.
She personally developed the Communication Partner therapy DVDs to help make speech therapy more accessible and affordable for stroke survivors.