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Welcome to Aphasia NYC!

Attention!

Due to Coronavirus COVID-19 precautions,
all International Aphasia Movement groups are being held on Zoom until further notice.

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Research Opportunity

Pace University is doing a study of health care information available to people with aphasia during the COVID epidemic. Participation involves an online survey that takes about 30 minutes. For more information, contact Dr. Linda Carozza.
Contact information is below.

Announcement: New Research Study

Adult Communication Disorders Lab seeks individuals with Aphasia
to participate in an online questionnaire study.

Topic: Health literacy and communicative effectiveness and resilience in individuals
with aphasia during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Note: Caregiver assistance and participation are welcome as needed.

Time Required: 20-30 minutes

For more information please contact:
Dr. Linda Carozza, PhD., CCC-SLP, Principal Investigator
lcarozza@pace.edu
212- 618-6032

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IAM meets on alternate Mondays (except for USA holidays)
6 pm to 7:45 pm
New York City time (Eastern Standard / Daylight Savings Time)

Dates in 2020
August 10
August 24
September 7 – No meeting – Labor Day
September 14
September 28
October 12 – No meeting – Columbus Day
October 19
November 2
November 16
November 30
December 14
December 28

For more information contact Carlota Schoolman, IAM Executive Director
carlotaiamaphasia@gmail.com or call her at 917 532-7936.

Nuevo!

IAM comienza un nuevo grupo de afasia en español.
Se reunirá los lunes de 6 pm a 7:45 pm, simultáneamente con los grupos en inglés.

13 julio
27 julio
10 agosto
24 agosto
7 septiembre – No hay reunión – Día del Trabajo
14 septiembre
28 septiembre

Todos los grupos están dirigidos por patólogos/as del habla y lenguaje voluntarios
con licencia en los Estados Unidos.
No hay costo para participar.
Si está intersada, envie un e-correo a Carlota Schoolman  carlotaiamaphasia@gmail.com

Spanish English informational flyer

New!

IAM is starting a new aphasia group in Spanish.
It will meet on Mondays 6 pm to 7:45 pm, simultaneously with the groups in English.
All groups are led by volunteer speech language pathologists licensed in the United States.
There is no cost to participate.
If you are interested, contact Carlota Schoolman at carlotaiamaphasia@gmail.com

New! 新!

IAM is now offering a bilingual aphasia group in Mandarin and Cantonese.

It will meet on Mondays 6 pm to 7:45 pm, simultaneously with the groups in English.
All groups are led by volunteer speech language pathologists licensed in the United States.
There is no cost to participate.
If you are interested, contact Carlota Schoolman at carlotaiamaphasia@gmail.com

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See Locations for more information about aphasia group locations in New York City.

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Where to Find…

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What Is Aphasia?

Aphasia is difficulty with one or more of the following

  • Talking
  • Understanding language
  • Reading
  • Writing

Resulting from

  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Head injury
  • Brain tumor
  • Other neurological conditions

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What Is An Aphasia Co-Survivor?

Communication always involves more than one person. When someone has aphasia, everyone around them is affected. A co-survivor is a significant other, family member, friend, colleague or care giver whose life is also affected by the survivor’s aphasia.

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How Long Can You Continue To Recover From Aphasia?

The short answer is – you can always keep improving, as long as you keep trying.

There are three stages of healing from brain injury

  1. There is some quick recovery after the initial shock and inflammation pass.
  2. There is healing of nerve cells that were affected, but not killed, by the injury. This can take several months.
  3. The brain can reorganize and relearn new ways to accomplish tasks. This learning and improvement can continue for as long as you keep working on it.

Even if you have not had therapy or worked on your speech for several years, you can still make progress when you start working on it again. In our groups, we see people make progress who had their stroke ten or more years ago.