Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder. A person with aphasia may find it difficult to speak, understand spoken words, to read and to write.
Aphasia can be caused suddenly by stroke or trauma to the brain or can come about more gradually as a result of a neurodegenerative disease, or sometimes an unknown cause. Our professional staff provide appropriate levels of support no matter what the language difficulty.
A person with aphasia is not the only one affected. At ACO we take a family-focused approach where the relationship between the person with aphasia and their closest contacts is priority. At ACO we support people with aphasia in all aspects of community and family life. We offer a wide range of programming for people living with aphasia and their families.