ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Aphasia - Aphasia in the Movies
Movies Featuring a Person Who Has Aphasia/Character Who Has Aphasia:
After Words (2003)
This documentary was co-created by Jerome Kaplan (speech-language pathologist) and Vincent Straggas. It shows the communication/daily living struggles for people with aphasia and the people in each persons' community but also the joy and improvement in their lives since aphasia.
Aphasia: The Movie (2010)
This film is about actor Carl Mcintyre and his recovery after his stroke. He was diagnosed with aphasia following his stroke which impacted his ability to communicate. However, Carl is now a motivational speaker and maintains a positive attitude about aphasia. This film is usually played following a presentation/Q&A session about aphasia.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007; PG-13)
This film is based on a book written by Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffered a stroke and as a result was diagnosed with locked-in syndrome. Being paralyzed except his left eye, a speech-language pathologist finds a way for him to communicate and he is able to write his novel.