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Voices of Hope for Aphasia

St. Petersburg, FL | http://www.voicesofhopeaphasia.org
Joined in January 2012

About Us

Voices of Hope for Aphasia is an newly established non-profit that seeks to provide programs focused on socialization, education, caregiver training, and counseling to those that are living with Aphasia.

Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence. Aphasia impairs the ability to speak and understand others, and most people with aphasia experience difficulty reading and writing.

Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language. For most people, these are areas on the left side (hemisphere) of the brain. Aphasia usually occurs suddenly, often as the result of a stroke or head injury, but it may also develop slowly, as in the case of a brain tumor, an infection, or dementia.
Who has Aphasia?
Anyone can acquire aphasia, including children, but most people who have aphasia are middle-aged or older. Men and women are equally affected. According to the National Aphasia Association, approximately 80,000 individuals acquire aphasia each year from strokes. About one million people in the United States currently have aphasia.

Voices of Hope for Aphasia is an newly established non-profit that seeks to provide programs focused on socialization, education, caregiver training, and counseling to those that are living with Aphasia.

Aphasia is an acquired…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Disability
  • Family
  • Health & Medicine

Location

  • 6830 Central Avenue
    St. Petersburg, FL 33707

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