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Research: Disability Specific Resources: Aphasia

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New Sign Academy of Aphasia members are researchers who study the language problems of people who have neurological diseases. Some of these researchers also provide clinical services to help people improve their language skills following strokes or other illnesses. Although this web site is primarily for the service of members, they have provided a few links containing general information for people with aphasia. Send mail to the Academy of Aphasia Administrative Services, Executive Administrative Services, Frances Laven (Director), Post Office Box 26532, Minneapolis, MN 55426, or PHONE: 952-920-0484, FAX: 952-920-6098 or EMAIL: contact@academyofaphasia.org

New Sign American Academy of Neurology: The Patients Page offers a database of scientific breakthroughs in Neurology. Fill in the search category with the term Aphasia.

New Sign American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association that focuses on reducing risk, disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy. The American Heart Association created the American Stroke Association after many years of increasing emphasis on stroke. They claim to spend more money on stroke research and programs than any other organization except the federal government.

New Sign Clinical Trials Government and the Clinical Trials Aphasia Patients is a feasibility study designed to evaluate the Northstar Stroke Recovery System (cortical stimulation device) to determine its safety and effectiveness to improve the speech of chronic stroke patients with Broca’s aphasia. Broca’s aphasia is the inability to speak or to organize muscular movements of speech.

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New Sign University of Michigan: Communicative Disorders Clinic is committed to providing excellent speech and language services to individuals with communication impairments through their Aphasia and Outpatient Services programs. In addition, the Clinic provides leadership in expanding the scientific knowledge base of language and language disorders through a vital research program.

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