Picture This: Week Seven
Aphasia is often an invisible condition. Help us show people aphasia by contributing images that show how aphasia impacts your day-to-day world.
This project started out part of 2021’s Aphasia Awareness Month, but it has been so popular that we’re keeping it going.
Speech Recovery Pathway
“Our mission at Speech Recovery Pathways is to support the ongoing need for adults with stroke or brain injury to have regular meaningful communication practice and opportunities to reintegrate into the community.”
I had an ischemic stroke and hemorrhage on the left side of my brain. I had a craniotomy to remove the entire left side of my skull. I was young—my son was only 14 months old, and I had global aphasia. I could not read, write, speak, and couldn’t understand. I was in a lot of pain and I had a lot of sadness, but I was so grateful to be alive. I am so lucky that I have a wonderful family. My husband helps me and is a caregiver, and I have a beautiful son.
The 2019 Go Red For Women luncheon for the American Heart and Stroke Association.
Show Us Aphasia
Want to submit an image to Picture This? Show us your support group (if you have permission) or speech therapy session. Take pictures as you navigate grocery shopping with an assistive device or use communication tools while conversing with friends and family. While we’d like to see you, if you’re feeling shy, you can snap a picture of any tools you use to communicate.
Please fill out the form to submit an image. Depending on the number of images we receive, we may not be able to use all images.
You can also send images directly to Melissa at [email protected] Please put “Picture This” in the subject line.
If you don’t want to submit a picture, you can still participate by sharing these visual representations of aphasia to spread aphasia awareness. Remember to use the #PictureAphasia hashtag when you post on social media.