ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Aphasia - Resources for Aphasia Awareness Month

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Aphasia - Resources for Aphasia Awareness Month image
June is Aphasia Awareness Month and there are many resources available for people who have aphasia as well as those who work with them. Here are some websites where you can find more information and help raise awareness about aphasia:

The ASHA Leader's Aphasia Resource List - This aphasia resource list compiled in the ASHA Leader includes websites of organizations and foundations that work with people who have aphasia or research aphasia, community support groups around the US, university programs and treatment centers that specialize in aphasia treatment, and software useful for people who have aphasia. I have added the organization/foundation websites for aphasia to my resources page as well.

App-titude: Apps to Aid Aphasia - This list/article in the ASHA Leader, written by Megan Sutton (speech-language pathologist), discusses 25+ applications available for the iPad that can be used in therapy with people who have aphasia.

Help Raise Awareness (From Understand Aphasia) - This page on Understand Aphasia's blog contains posters, banners, and public information films that raise awareness about aphasia.

Aphasia in the Movies - Consonantly Speaking (this website) has compiled a list of films/documentaries that feature a person who has aphasia.

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month Poster -The National Aphasia Association has created a poster for June is National Aphasia Awareness Month that can be found and printed from their website.

National Aphasia Association's Regional Speaking Out! 2012 Conference -The National Aphasia Association is holding their regional Speaking Out! Conference on June 29th, 2012 in Las Vegas. To view more information, click on the link.

The National Aphasia Association's 25th Anniversary -The National Aphasia Association is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is asking for donations for their $25 for 25 campaign.

Help Get National Aphasia Awareness Month Recognized and Proclaimed in the House of Representatives -The National Aphasia Association is working to get National Aphasia Awareness Month recognized/proclaimed in the United States House of Representatives. To learn how you can help, click the link above.

Facebook Links for More Resources - Many of the organizations/foundations have Facebook pages in which you can follow for up-to-date information. Click on the names for the links - National Aphasia Association, It's Still Me!, Aphasia: The Movie, Aphasia Corner



Be sure to spread the word and promote aphasia awareness! Feel free to comment with any other great resources!

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