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Academy of Aphasia

The Academy of Aphasia was founded in the year of 1962 and its first meeting was held in Chicago in 1963. It started with an initial group of 9 charter members and now Academy has grown to include more than 180 members from both clinical and research fields and has attracted significant national and international interest. The Academy holds an annual scientific meeting where members and non-members may present their research in a number of areas relating to aphasia. Topics typically include: Bilingualism, Speech Perception & Spoken Production, Reading & Writing, Syntactic, Morphological, and Phonological Processing, Word Retrieval, Localization of cognitive functons in the brain. The Academy of Aphasia welcomes submissions of original experimental, clinical, theoretical, and historical research from any field that contributes to the study of aphasia, including Speech-Language Pathology, Psychology, Neurology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, History, and Computational Modelling for its annual meetings. Membership to the Academy of Aphasia is for those persons who are actively interested in language and language disorders resulting from brain disease and also invites people with an interest in other domains of language inquiry to be a member of this academy. Applicants for membership must show evidence of appropriate education and training and should be involved in teaching, research, or clinical practice. There are two levels of membership: Regular Member and Associate Member. Regular Membership is for established researchers in the field of aphasia research. Associate Membership is open to individuals who are actively interested in brain-language relations and language disorders resulting from brain disease but who have not yet met the eligibility requirements for regular membership. The Academy of Aphasia is an organization made up of researchers who study the  people having language problems in neurological diseases. Some of these researchers also provide clinical services to help people improve their language skills following strokes or other illnesses.

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