Aphasia social hour favorite things Aug 2020

UMAP Social Hour: A Few of Your Favorite Things

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During this week’s aphasia social hour,  we want you to ‘show and tell’ us all about you — share three of your favorite things and tell us why they are your faves. The aphasia social hour is hosted by the University of Michigan Aphasia Program, housed at the University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL).

We love digging into the story behind the image or object. When you show us the things you care about, you show us a little bit of yourself: and we are excited to get to know you better! Bring your tennis racket, a locket, a painting you made, brown paper packages tied up with string — whatever your favorite things might be.

When and Where – How to Register

The aphasia social hour is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2020. The event is free and open to anyone in the #aphasia community, however, you must register to participate. Register via the form here: Aphasia Social Hour Zoom Registration (8/20/2020)

What to Expect

The social hour is typically 40-65 minutes long and includes interaction with others with aphasia as well as carepartners. It’s a great way to stay social and to practice communication skills in a low-pressure setting. This is a free, voluntary social hour and is not therapy or offered in place of therapy. This is a planned series. We will host regular social gatherings, workshops, and Q&A sessions.

New to Zoom or Online Teleconferencing?

Check out our Aphasia-friendly guide to using online meeting software: UMAP’s Guide to Joining Zoom from a Computer


The University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) is committed to helping people of all ages find meaningful ways to communicate. UCLL is part of the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) at the University of Michigan. MARI provides high-quality, individualized mental health, neuropsychological testing, and language and literacy services to the community through its service centers, including UCLL, University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF), and University Psychological Clinic.