Aphasia NZ Charitable Trust
Aphasia New Zealand (AphasiaNZ) Charitable Trust is a national organisation and registered charity, providing support services, resources, education, and information for anyone in New Zealand living with or affected by aphasia.
Aphasia is acquired after a stroke, brain injury or brain tumour. There is also a type of aphasia called PPA (Primary Progressive Aphasia). Aphasia affects a person’s ability to communicate – speaking, reading, writing, using numbers, understanding conversation and participating in conversation can all be affected by damage to the language area of the brain. Our aim is to assist people with aphasia, their families and friends, extended whānau, and the wider community to communicate effectively and reduce the barriers faced by people with aphasia. We offer a range of support services, aphasia and communication resources, useful information, and education tools which can be tailored to your needs. Our CAA (Community Aphasia Advisor) expert aphasia field officer service is available across New Zealand’s main centres.
We assist people who have acquired aphasia:
- After a stroke
- Due to a brain tumour
- Because of a brain injury
- Due to brain disease e.g. PPA (Primary Progressive Aphasia)