Our Association was formed to support people with aphasia ( ay - faze- yuh ).
Aphasia is a loss of language skills usually caused by stroke or other brain injury.
Aphasia can affect
- understanding the speech of others
- understanding numbers and money.
About 1,500 South Australians develop aphasia each year. Aphasia can be caused by a stroke or brain injury. Many people, including service providers, have never heard of aphasia. The Talkback Committee aims to raise awareness and increase the services provided to people with aphasia. As part of this program, Talkback Committee Co-Chair Thomas Bunning and Treasurer Anne Bunning, were interviewed recently by Simon Royal, host of ABC TV 7.30 SA. Thomas has expressive and receptive aphasia as the result of a car accident. You can view the interview here.
Please contact us for information and support.
Please download our Talkback Association for Aphasia brochure here. (pdf, 628kb)
Please download our Aphasia flyer here. (pdf, 271kb)
This web site has been made easier for people with aphasia to read.