Aphasia publications and tools

Would you like to know more about aphasia? We offer a selection of publications and educational materials, most of which are free and available online.


Publications on Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVA)

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

  • Website with very rich documentation related to stroke

  • Guide: your journey after a stroke

Hospital Center of the University of Montreal (CHUM)

The CHUM offers several educational sheets related to stroke:

  • Having a bleed in the brain – Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Having a clot in the brain – Ischemic stroke
  • The psychological impact of a stroke

Laval Integrated Health and Social Services Center

Set of videos providing information on stroke and its prevention.

Publications on aphasia and related communication disorders

Government publication

Do you know someone with aphasia? – accessible work to generally answer questions concerning aphasia.

Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ)

The OOAQ offers quality documentation on aphasia, which can be consulted on the following pages: 

  • Information and Resources on Aphasia

  • Glossary and definition of other communication difficulties such as apraxia, dysarthria, dysphagia

Hospital Center of the University of Montreal (CHUM)

The CHUM offers an educational sheet on aphasia.

Aphasia Quebec - The network

  • Aphasia Quebec – The network offers tools for people with aphasia and their loved ones
  • Their website also offers a participatory guide which helps to live better with aphasia in businesses (author Carole Anglade, developed in collaboration with Aphasia Québec – The network and thanks to the financial support of the Office des Personnes Handicapées du Québec)

Aphasia Institute (adapted documentation)

The Aphasia Institute offers a publication for people with aphasia, their families and their caregivers (paid resource): What is aphasia? –Aphasia Institute.

National Aphasia Association

The National Aphasia Association offers quality summaries on the different aphasias (also available in Spanish): Aphasia Definitions – National Aphasia Association.

Publications on primary progressive aphasia

Laval University

The University of Laval offers a platform on Primary Progressive Aphasia containing reference tools on the subject

Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ)

The OOAQ also offers a platform on Primary Progressive Aphasia. Here is the link to register for the program.

College of Neurology Teachers (CEN)

The CEN offers educational tools on primary progressive aphasia.

Online training on communication and aphasia


Artère offers video training in four modules: Basic knowledge of aphasia, attitude to adopt and expectations regarding communication, communication strategies to facilitate understanding, communication strategies to facilitate expression.

Aphasia Institute

The Aphasia Institute offers online training of approximately 1 hour on aphasia and communication supported in English (free registration).

Quebec Association of People with Aphasia

The AQPA suggests that you consult the DVD Communicate with a person with aphasia on the following link (youtube).

Publications and tools on communication strategies

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Communication strategies are available on the Heart and Stroke Foundation website, in the communication section and the strategies section (for dysarthria).

Integrative Reconnective Aphasia Therapy (only in English)

A very useful sheet with communication strategies can be consulted here.


LADAPT offers a booklet with visual tools to interact with images.

Montérégie health portal

The Portail Santé Montérégie website offers a kit for people with aphasia and workers in the health and social services network.

Montreal School Service Center

The Montreal School Services Center offers a black and white picture book on its site, which can be used as part of an adapted communication strategy.

University North Carolina - School of Medicine

The UNC School of Medicine offers a Communication Guide with many helpful visuals.

Stroke Association

The Stroke Association also offers a Communication Guide with many useful visuals.

Aphasia Institute (paid resources)

The Aphasia Institute offers a wide range of educational tools in French and English.


Aphasia Access Conversations

Aphasia Access Conversations offers a very rich website, with materials and courses (some of which require a fee), as well as excellent podcasts/interviews with luminaries in the field of aphasia and social participation.

Books for speakers

Selection of specialized works on aphasia

Here is a selection of specialized works on aphasia intended for speech therapists, neuropsychologists, and anyone interested in better understanding people with aphasia.

Aphasie et neuropsychologie: approches thérapeutiques (Xavier Seron – Editions Mardaga, 1979 – 215 pages)

Les aphasies: évaluation et rééducation (Sophie Chomel-Guillaume, Gilles Leloup – Elsevier Masson, 2010 – 288 pages);

Aphasies et aphasiques (Jean-Michel Mazaux, M. Allard, Pascale Pradat-Diehl, Vincent Brun – Elsevier Masson, 2007 – 324 pages);

Les bilans de langage et de voix: fondements théoriques et pratiques
(Françoise Estienne, Bernadette Piérart – Elsevier Masson, 2006 – 300 pages);

Cerveau gauche cerveau droit: à la lumière des neurosciences
(Sally P. Springer, Georg Deutsch – De Boeck University, 2000 – 416 pages);

Ecrits sur l’aphasie (1861-1869)
(Paul Broca – L’Harmattan, 2004 – 187 pages);

Langage et aphasie: Jean-Louis Signoret seminar
(Francis Eustache, Bernard Lechevaliers – De Boeck University, 1993 – 292 pages);

Restauration du langage chez l’aphasique
(Anny Lanteri – De Boeck University, 1995 – 186 pages);

Troubles du langage: bases théoriques, diagnostic et rééducation
(Jean-Adolphe Rondal, Xavier Seron – Editions Mardaga, 2000 – 840 pages);