One Aphasia Action

One Aphasia Action: Day 11

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

Grab someone in your home (or, if you live alone, this game is easy to play via FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype)—it’s time for a friendly game of Hangman.

If you’ve never played, the rules are simple. One person thinks up a word and draws a row of dashes—one for each letter in the word. The second player guesses letters. The first player either places those letters on the correct dash (if the letter is in the word) or writes them in a rejected area. Every time the person guesses a letter in the word, they go again. If they get a letter wrong, you can draw a stick figure, one body part at a time. The person wins when they guess the word or loses if they guess so many wrong letters that a full person is drawn on the paper.

If you want to play against a machine, there are Hangman mobile apps or you can play against the computer online.

Happy guessing!

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.

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