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June is Aphasia Awareness Month!

Did you know that of the estimated 750,000 strokes that occur each year in the United States, about one third result in aphasia? Aphasia is a communication disorder that occurs after a stroke or other neurological injury that makes it … Continue reading

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Three Ways a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help Make Your Twilight Years Your Best Yet

  As science and medicine advance at an ever-increasing rate, people today are living longer than ever. With senior citizens making up the largest and fastest growing segment of our population, making sure that people maintain their health well into … Continue reading

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Foreign Accent Syndrome: When Your Voice Isn’t Your Own

Foreign Accent Syndrome: When Your Voice Isn’t Your Own by Debbie Waldman For many people, having a foreign or regional accent is an important part of their identity. But what if that accent wasn’t your own? This is the case … Continue reading

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You Could Save a Life! Four Warning Signs of Stroke

June is Aphasia Awareness Month! Did you know that 180,000 people are diagnosed with aphasia every year in the United States? By 2020, it’s estimated that up to 2,000,000 people in the United States will have aphasia. People with aphasia … Continue reading

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You Can Save a Life! Learn the Early Signs of Stroke

It’s Better Speech and Hearing Month! This public awareness campaign is led by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to help raise public awareness of communication disorders. This year’s campaign theme is Early Intervention Counts! In support of Better Speech and … Continue reading

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Aphasia Awareness Month: Alternative and Augmentative Communication

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month! In support of this campaign, Speech Associates of NY has dedicated one blog each week in the month of June to issues in aphasia. Today, we wrap up our series by talking about options … Continue reading

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Aphasia Awareness Month: 10 Fast Facts

Each June, the National Aphasia Association recognizes National Aphasia Awareness Month, a campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the disorder so that it is more readily understood by patients, their families, and the greater public. In support of Aphasia Awareness … Continue reading

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