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AphasiaNZ has a range of information and resources available to help both people with aphasia, family members, and those working and interacting with people who have aphasia. Our material is clear, concise and easy to follow.

We offer:

A Resource Library

Our resource library provides 'Friends of AphasiaNZ' with books, articles of interest,  documentaries, laptops with communication software, iPads loaded with therapy apps, and more.  We are always adding to the library so contact us to find out more.

Books for loan

Other resources for loan

DVDs for loan

The New Zealand Stroke and Aphasia Handbook version 4

The November 2018 edition of the New Zealand Stroke and Aphasia handbook is specifically designed for people whose lives are directly affected by aphasia – the person who has suffered the brain injury or disease, their family members and whanau, their caregivers, and their friends. This resource is free when you become a 'Friend of AphasiaNZ'.  Additional copies can be purchased for $35.00.

Workshops and Aphasia Days

AphasiaNZ runs regular workshops and Aphasia Days as forums to raise awareness about aphasia and encourage people to discuss it publicly.  In addition, they are great opportunities for people with aphasia to get together, share ideas, feelings and thoughts in a supportive environment. In 2018 Aphasia Days were held in Hamilton and Invercargill.  In April 2019 an Aphasia Day was held in Whangarei.  During October, we are holding Aphasia Days in both New Plymouth and Whanganui.

The last biennial conference was held in Auckland on the 19th and 20th of November 2015. More information is available here.

Informational Brochures

Our informational brochures explain what aphasia is and how it can affect friends and family.  Please contact us for a copy or copies.

Our aphasia-friendly education booklet Aphasia? is free for people with and affected by aphasia.  It was updated in March 2019 to include information about fluent and non-fluent aphasia. Contact us for a copy. Bulk orders available at $2 per booklet.


Our Newsletter 'TheWord' is produced every three months, and provides community, national and international information on aphasia, resources, aphasia news, programmes of interest, social events, etc. 'Friends' receive an emailed or posted copy.

How can I help?

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News and Events

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