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The book club is for people living with aphasia. One of the things people miss most after a stroke is the ability to enjoy reading. The aim of the club is to give you the chance to talk about what you have read in a friendly and supportive environment.
If you are looking to work on improving and practicing language only (and not your reading), please take a look at our Aphasia Language Support Program linked below:
WHO THE CLUB IS FOR
Anyone with aphasia is welcome to attend. However, it is recommended that you be able to either read at the paragraph level or that you can listen to an audiobook and retain most of the information presented. Some people like to attend the first few sessions with their spouse or partner and this is fine.
HOW THE CLUB RUNS
We will provide you with a copy of the current book that is being read. You may also choose to purchase a copy of the audio book if you would find that helpful.
The chosen book is broken down into chapters to read each week. We also have:
- Chapter summaries – can be at paragraph or phrase level, depending on your reading ability
- Character summaries – to help keep track of who people are
- Questions about the reading – this helps to ensure that you have understood the text. Multiple choice options are offered as well
- ‘things to think about’ reflecting the main themes of the chapters read
The goal is to ensure that everyone has their turn to speak and is able to get their message across. Some people use their ipads, some use pen and paper – anything is accepted.
Fridays at 1:00pm
In-person on the UConn Storrs campus
Beginning September 10th, 2021
TITLES SO FAR
A list of books that have been featured in our book club so far include:
|Hatchet||Flowers For Algernon||Number the Stars|
|Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer||Theodore Boone: The Abduction||Life as We Knew It|
|The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride||The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind||The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared|
|Hunger Games||Crashing Through||A Walk In the Woods|
|A Dog’s Life||Five People You Meet In Heaven||It’s Trevor Noah: Born A Crime|
Contact Jennifer Mozeiko, Lab Director