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Aphasia groups

We use communication for almost everything we do. Communication is especially important for connecting with other people, like our partners, family, friends and colleagues. We use language and communication to:

  • have conversations,
  • have arguments,
  • tell stories,
  • ask questions, and
  • share opinions.

Aphasia can make all of these things difficult. People with aphasia can become isolated and lonely.

Community aphasia groups are a great way for people with aphasia to meet others and make new friends. Aphasia groups are safe and supportive places, where you can:

  • meet other people with aphasia
  • practice talking without judgement
  • practice other types of communication (like writing, gesture, drawing, or tablets)
  • share stories and experiences
  • learn tips about living with aphasia
  • get support, and help others
  • join in fun activities

There are many different types of aphasia groups:

Groups can be about conversation, education, or activities like art, singing, or excursions.

Groups can be just for people with aphasia, or they can also invite family members and friends.

Some groups happen in-person, and some groups happen online.

Some groups are run by speech pathologists, and some are run by volunteers or people with aphasia themselves.

Aphasia groups can help to improve communication, confidence, mood, and friendships. Many people with aphasia say that meeting other people with similar experiences is important and helpful.

Click here for a list of aphasia groups in your community!

Click here to learn more about the AAA Zoom groups!

You can also ask your speech pathologist about aphasia groups near you.

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