PIRATE The Program for Intensive Residential Aphasia Treatment & Education

PIRATE The Program for Intensive Residential Aphasia Treatment & Education

What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is a language disorder that impacts a person’s ability to understand language, speak, read, and write.  Aphasia is often caused by stroke or head injury and affects over 2.4 million Americans.

Who We Are

We are a team of clinical providers, aphasia scientists, and educators dedicated to helping individuals with aphasia communicate more effectively.

What We Do

PIRATE was founded in 2009 to address the needs of Veterans living with aphasia.  We have provided treatment to hundreds of Veterans from across the United States while working to better understand aphasia recovery and improve outcomes for all individuals living with aphasia.

Veterans Health Foundation

Please contact our team to learn more about our clinical services, clinical trials, and other research and educational activities and opportunities.

Meet Our PIRATE Investigators

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Contact Us

If you have questions about the PIRATE program or our clinical trials, we would love to hear from you.

Apply to PIRATE

Fill out the PIRATE application and e-consultation form and return them to the PIRATE team by fax or mail.

Fax number:
(412) 360-6426

Mailing address:
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, PIRATE ATTN: Mary Sullivan, University Drive, 112 SP-U, Pittsburgh, PA 15240

Support Us

Your support goes a long way. Thanks for helping us invest in Veterans with aphasia.