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Aphasia, from the Greek word meaning speechlessness, is a disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language. The disorder impairs the expression and understanding of language, as well as reading, writing, and repeating words.

Among the most common causes of aphasia are stroke, transient ischemic attack, brain hemorrhage, tumors and degenerative conditions such as cerebral atrophy.

The resulting communication disabilities affect the person’s social and relational spheres, often leading to frustration, depression and isolation.


The Foundation carries out activities for aphasia treatment and research at two centers:

1. The Aphasia Research Center

2. Aphasia Center CIRP


All the centers’ services and many of their activities are provided free of charge. To schedule an appointment, call the center listed in the Contact Us section of this website. No physician’s referral is needed. Patients are advised to present with their complete clinical documentation.


3. Social and laboratory activities
In addition to aphasia therapy to restore language abilities, the Foundation offers social and laboratory activities in collaboration with local agencies, museums and cultural organizations. The aim is to help people with aphasia learn new communication skills and become involved outside the home. For more information, click here.