UMAP Discusses Impact of Aphasia On Families

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On Thursday, October 12, 2023, the University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) hosted a virtual presentation with the National Aphasia Association (NAA). 

Dr. Carol Persad, director of UMAP and the University Center for Language and Literacy, discussed the impact of aphasia on families, specifically care-partner needs and support.

During the presentation, Dr. Persad answered questions such as “Where do I find resources for care partners, how do I find a therapist who understands aphasia and how do I find time to take care of myself when I am spending all my time taking care of my loved one?”

To watch the presentation, click on this link: Ask the Expert: Understanding the impact of aphasia on care partners with Carol Persad, Ph.D., ABPP

This presentation was a part of the NAA’s monthly ‘Ask the Expert’ webinar series. These free, virtual sessions are held every month and focus on connecting people and families with aphasia to experts in related fields, including neurology and speech-language pathology. To learn more about this series, visit the NAA’s website

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The U-M Aphasia Program (UMAP) provides intensive, comprehensive speech-language therapy for people with aphasia, caused by a stroke, brain injury, illness, or other neurological disorder. UMAP is part of  the University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL), which 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.