The Aphasia Education Workshop is a chance for family and friends of people living with aphasia to learn more about aphasia. Active participation is a key component of this workshop.
What to expect
Attendance is free, but commitment across four weeks is required.
Opportunity is given for attendees to share their successes and challenges. You will learn how to use “total communication” to facilitate more successful and satisfying interactions.
- The workshop runs for four consecutive weeks, one night a week for two hours.
- Sessions are held at G.F. Strong (room to be confirmed), or virtually via Zoom with two registered speech-language pathologists.
- The workshop is open and informal.
- Educational materials (videos and handouts) are shared and reviewed in each session.
- “Hands-on” practice of communication strategies is provided with the help of group facilitators.
- Your questions, concerns and shared experiences guide the sessions.
- Space permitting, multiple family members/friends may attend the same or subsequent sessions.
What will I learn?
- What aphasia is and how it can affect each individual differently.
- How to support a family member or friend with aphasia in comprehension and expression
- How to become a better communicator and to hold up “your end” of the conversation.
- About resources for you and your family member or friend with aphasia.
- How to use everyday tools (paper, pen, photos, technology etc.) to communicate.
- About other families’ experience living with a person with aphasia
- About aphasia-friendly activities and events in the community.