Members of the Aphasia Alliance thought it might help if we put a few videos with information about aphasia on our website.
There are many videos about aphasia. The quality varies a lot. It is difficult to know which ones are helpful.
This is a small selection of videos that are available. There are many other good videos about aphasia online that are not listed here.
This page is updated once a year. The next time is May 2024.
Where you see a red asterisk * this means the video was made by a member of the Aphasia Alliance.
A short Australian video where actors illustrate how having aphasia can impact on everyday life. [7 minutes]
A short animated film that briefly explains aphasia - by the National Aphasia Association, USA. [1.5 minutes]
Stroke survivors describe what it is like to have aphasia - by the Stroke Association. * [4.5 minutes]
A song by Mark Black - a short animation set to music describing impact of aphasia – can be helpful explaining aphasia to children - by Mark Black. [4 minutes]
People with aphasia discuss what helps them - by Dyscover.* [3 minutes]
A short video by people with aphasia telling us what helps them – by NETA.* [1.5 minutes]
A short video demonstrating the impact of practical support from a communication partner - by Dyscover * [4.5 minutes]
A video narrated by John Humphreys that offers tips for communication - by the Stroke Association * [2 minutes]
To help family, loved ones, strangers and healthcare professionals better communicate with aphasia patients the National Aphasia Association produced an 18 minute video called Patience, Listening and Communicating With Aphasia Patients. The video helps people better understand what it's like to have aphasia and how best to communicate with someone who has it. [18 minutes]
A good example of a conversation between PWA and daughter, using a range of Total Communication techniques. [4.30 minutes]
Sarah had an unexpected ischemic stroke when she was 18. She now has aphasia, a communication disorder. [7 minutes]
Sarah Scott has filmed a series of videos each year, since her stroke in 2009, they chart her recovery. [12 minutes ]
Michael and Donald discuss what it is like for them to live with aphasia - filmed by NETA. * [2.5 minutes]
Suzie's story - by Dyscover. * [5.5 minutes]
Speechless tells the stories of two men, Junior Agogo and Barry, who can no longer use speech after suffering strokes. Much of the film is made in the Neurorehabilitation Unit of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London's Queen Square. Credits: A Wingspan Production for BBC Four; directed by Richard Alwyn ; assistant producer, Laura Sunnucks ; executive producer, Archie Baron. [60 minutes]
A Stroke Association documentary: When the Words Away Went. A group of stroke survivors with aphasia embark on a journey to find their voice and rebuild their lives. [51.09 minutes]
The Aphasia Alliance has sought permission, wherever possible, to post links to the videos listed above.
If your video is listed and we have not got your permission to include it, please contact us and we will remove it immediately.
The Aphasia Alliance is not liable for the content of any of the videos.