Aphasia: What is it ?

Aphasia is a loss of language resulting from stroke or other brain injury. As an adult communication disability, aphasia affects spoken and written language, namely… speaking, writing, reading, and/or understanding others, but without loss of intellect.


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The Aphasia Community Center welcomes all persons with aphasia in Sarasota and surrounding counties including full-time residents, part-time residents, and extended visitors in Florida.



The Aphasia Community Center (ACC) provides program sessions for persons with aphasia, an acquired adult communication/language disorder after stroke or other brain injury.  Sessions are FREE and focus on improving and maintaining communication skills and well-being for persons with aphasia through social and functional group activities. These include conversation, reading, writing, number skills and exercise. Facilitators use aphasia-friendly materials and supportive techniques. 

The Aphasia Community Center Dedication/ Open House was help Sunday, October 16th. 

Pastor Steven Gaulke and Dr. Donna Polelle spoke  at the dedication.