Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus (Case 22), an Ancient Egyptian textbook on trauma surgery written in Hieratic script, c. 16th century B.C.E.
Courtesy the National Library of Medicine.

The Academy of Aphasia was founded in 1962 and held its first meeting in Chicago in 1963. From an initial group of 9 charter members, the Academy has grown to include more than 180 members from both clinical and research fields and has attracted significant national and international interest.

I have always been deeply impressed with the potential of the aphasic patient for illuminating our understanding of the relationship between language and 'thought' and the derangement of each.

Russell Myers in a 1962 letter to Ronald Tikofksy who spearheaded the creation of the Academy.

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 (but are certainly not limited to):

  • Bilingualism
  • Speech Perception & Spoken Production
  • Reading & Writing
  • Syntactic, Morphological, and Phonological Processing
  • Word Retrieval
  • Localization of cognitive functons in the brain

Contact Information

Please forward all questions regarding the Academy of Aphasia to our administrative office.

Academy of Aphasia Administrative Services
Mejrima-Mary Cosic (Director)
5130 W. Suffield Terrace
Skokie, IL 60077