Aphasia Support

Researchers in UNT's College of Health and Public Service are helping people living with aphasia in North Texas get better connected to the support and services that may be available to them.

Aphasia, which can be caused by stroke, trauma and other brain injuries, is a debilitating communication disorder that impairs language abilities. Gloria Olness, associate professor of audiology and speech-language pathology, is working with a group of research speech-language pathologists and Liam O'Neill, associate professor of rehabilitation and health services, to lay the foundation for The Aphasia Collaborative -- a multi-institutional, multidisciplinary and interpersonal network to provide help.

Their research is funded by the Josephine Simonson Aphasia Trust Fund at the Southwestern Medical Foundation.