Aphasia Language-Support Program

Aphasia groups started on September 13, 2019.   

*New members may begin at any time.

We meet on Fridays:

  • 11:00-12:30- Language support 1-supported communication group, STORRS
  • 11:45-1:15- Language support 2– cognition and language activities, STORRS
  • 1:15-2:45-Two Aphasia Book Clubs– for anyone who likes to read or listen to audio books, STORRS
  • 11:30-1:00- Group for Caregivers and Family Members- discussions have included communication partner strategies; having a sense of humor; finding time for yourself; how to modify travel plans, STORRS,  meets first Fri in Oct and Nov onlySelected excerpts here.
  • 1:15-2:45- Language support 3-supported communication group, UCHC, FARMINGTON.  Get directions to UCHC here.
  • Aphasia Group Choir–  based on interest.

*No meeting Nov. 28th in observance of Thanksgiving

Please fill out this form to see if we can accommodate you in one of our language support groups.  We will also contact you when treatment studies become available.

ABOUT THE APHASIA LANGUAGE-SUPPORT PROGRAM

Student-run aphasia groups take place for ninety minutes per week for the duration of every semester.  Groups are capped at ten participants and are designed as a safe place to practiceaphasia party 1 communication, to ask questions, and to receive and provide feedback to others aphasia.  Discussions tend to include topical current world and local events.  Language games are designed to increase word finding and to provide additional practice.  Participants vary in severity.  We accommodate all ability levels.  This past semester, several members contributed to the creation of our Aphasia Group Newsletter.

This group is also an educational one for our students so we will ask you to provide us with a medical history, if possible, and may ask you to perform an assessment.

We encourage you to try aphasia group.  The only way to improve your language is to use it!  To sign up or would like to try a session, please leave a message at 860-486-4140.  Someone from the Aphasia Rehab Lab will call you back!

Jennifer Mozeiko, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor and
Aphasia Group Coordinator
jennifer.mozeiko@uconn.edu

 

RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE WITH APHASIA AND FAMILY/FRIENDS

  1. Communication Partner Strategies
  2. Caregiver Bill of Rights
  3. Aphasia Apps