One Aphasia Action

One Aphasia Action: Day 1

One Aphasia Action is a set of small, actionable activities you can do from home that will help you retain speech progress.

Psychologist Dr. Gail Matthews discovered that people are 42% more likely to achieve goals that they write down. In other words, plans = progress.

Today, you’re going to set yourself up for success by making a connection plan. The goal is to use FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or other video call software to connect with others. Seeing another person’s face aids communication AND lifts your spirit.

So make plans with other individuals and set a time and day for video conversations. That plan is important, and that is your task for today. Double points if you also hold a video call today. You can connect with family members, friends, community members, support group participants, or neighbors.

You can find all of the One Aphasia Action activities on this list. This works best if you start on Day 1 and work at your own pace, even if you’re finding this project long after it has started. Try every activity, even if you only do it once. Keep doing the activities you like, repeating them the next day along with the new activity, and drop the ones that don’t work for you.



  • Azlynda Alim
    April 2, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Hi there, LOVE these! I will be following almost all, if not all, activities. Thank you for all you guys are doing for people of Aphasia. It is a nice feeling to be affiliated with an association that does so much for us Aphasics.

    And the Aphasia Cafe – using zoom to bring everybody connected to Aphasia together- genius idea! Chad, Melissa and the techie guy (I cannot remember your name) THANK YOU for taking the time and your patience.

    Warm regards,

  • Wendy Jill Elsen
    April 6, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Hi my mom is at a long term facility has dysphasia n can’t clearly get words out minimal speaking if anything at all very aware though . Other than chatting to her via FaceTime weekly at her nursing home through a moderator. How can I ensure she practices words or minimal communication such as saying my name, etc? I did this daily with her but it’s been a month now that I’ve not seen her . She does eat although initially she was had a feeding tube put in 6 years ago due to her stroke . She’s come so far eating chopped foods even laughing her belly shakes n she smiles when she’s laughing… don’t want her to become frustrated . Ps she has no communication board n little patience with computer. She can write n read about 35 to 45 per cent . Please advise.

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  • Brad
    April 9, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Hi i’m not real sure what area what I am in Spokane and like everything else everything is closed I’m not really sure what are you do I’ll try again later website are you kidding this is way more advanced than I am

  • Manav Shah
    April 15, 2020 at 2:36 am

    I will really like to start with it.
    please let me know the steps to start.

  • Carter
    June 15, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Begin again try harder

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