Tips for Staying Social with Aphasia

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 If you have aphasia, it is important to stay social. Here are 10 tips on staying social from the University of Michigan Aphasia Program.

 

1. Reach out on social media

2. Connect with family and friends

3. Join a book club

4. Join support groups 

5. Renew old hobbies and explore new ones

6. Participate in research studies

7. Volunteer

8. Take a class

9. Enroll in speech therapy

10. Seek out communication tools and practice!

Remember to use communication tools such as an iPad, picture dictionary or a communication book.  Use strategies to support your conversation such as gestures, writing or drawing.