Aphasia is an acquired language disorder, most often caused by stroke or brain injury, that affects a person’s ability to communicate.
Following a stroke or brain injury, adults with aphasia unexpectedly find themselves unable to or limited in their ability to express their feelings, thoughts and desires. Aphasia may cause difficulty with speaking, understanding language, reading and/or writing, but does not affect intelligence. As aphasia is rarely understood by people in the community, this disorder can cause individuals to withdraw from communicating with friends and/or family members.
The Halton Aphasia Centre, operating as the Halton-Peel Community Aphasia Programs (H-PCAP), is a not-for-profit organization that provides conversation group therapy for people with aphasia. Our groups follow a life participation approach – enhancing the communication skills and quality of life of people with aphasia. Group therapy sessions are facilitated by Speech-Language Pathologists and Communicative Disorders Assistants, with the support of trained volunteers and students.
Halton Aphasia Centre, operating as Halton-Peel Community Aphasia Programs, is a non-profit charitable organization, funded by the HNHB, CW and MH Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), client fees, donations and fundraising. The views expressed in this website are views of Halton Peel Community Aphasia Programs and do not necessarily reflect those of the LHIN.