1. Reach out on social media
- National Aphasia Association Facebook Page
- University of Michigan Aphasia Program Facebook Page
- UMAP Twitter
- Aphasia Recovery Connection Online Resources
- Faces of Aphasia Website
2. Connect with family and friends
- Supported Conversation Techniques
- Lists of conversational topics and questions
- News in an aphasia-friendly format
3. Join a book club
- Reading for Life Aphasia Book Clubs
- Reader’s Circle Book Clubs (Reader’s Circle Book Clubs aren’t specific to aphasia, but may provide a nice opportunity to use assistive tools.)
4. Join support groups
5. Renew old hobbies and explore new ones
- Painting with a Twist
- Discover a hobby
- Local suggestion:
6. Participate in research studies
8. Take a class
- Coursera: Free, online courses.
- Local suggestions:
9. Enroll in speech therapy
- University of Michigan Aphasia Program: Comprehensive, intensive therapy.
- University of Michigan’s MedRehab: Speech-language therapy in an outpatient setting.
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.