One Aphasia Action

One Aphasia Action: Day 4

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

Verbs are action words — they tell us what the subject of the sentence is doing. Verbs are also very difficult for people with aphasia. But don’t shy away from verbs because they’re hard. Instead, tackle one verb per day.

Choose a verb every morning. Come up with 10 phrases that use the verb. Keep the verb in your mind all day, revisiting it whenever you get a chance. Try to use this verb as much as possible. After dinner, review your verb and see if it feels more familiar since the morning. Keep it going, day after day, always reviewing the verb from the day before.

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.



  • Linda Klodawski
    April 15, 2020 at 9:32 am

    A clear example of each action would be helpful to me. Detailed descriptions in so many words just become blah, blah to me.

  • Chris F
    April 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Hi. The same can be done with idioms, like brainstorm, bombed, break a leg. A good speaking activity is first define the meaning of the idiom. Next use it in a real life situation: break a leg means good luck; when my friend went skiing I said to her: break a leg. The ultimate purpose of vocabulary or idioms is to use it in conversation, which takes time
    Chris (Stroke Recoverer* and Aphasia Speaker* since 2017)

  • Sally Hudson
    June 3, 2020 at 10:58 am

    I live alone and have nobody to talk too. I have my therapy dog to talk with. She’s a Miniature Schnauzer. I love her to death!!

  • Carter
    July 17, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    I’m scxared of everything help me I no I can do it

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