Aphasia is the loss of language typically due to stroke or head injury. Research involving aphasia incorporates the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA). LPAA is a social model of aphasia based on the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health framework.
Adopting the LPAA involves emphasizing the positive aspects of life with aphasia from the perspective of the person with aphasia, rather than focusing on the impairment, in order to support living a full life despite the challenges caused by aphasia.
One particular area of current interest is how speech-language pathologists can support people in reconstructing their identity following aphasia through co-constructed personal narratives.