What is aphasia?

Aphasia is a language and communication disorder. It affects more than 350,000 people in the UK. Aphasia can affect a person's ability to understand speech, speak, read, write and use numbers.

Aphasia and its effects
Around a third of people who have a stroke will experience aphasia. Find out how it can cause communication problems.
Types of aphasia
Find out about the most common types of aphasia: Broca's aphasia, Wernick's aphasia and Anomic aphasia.
Communication tools
Find tools to help you improve your communication after stroke, such as our Fast Talk booklet.