Rachel Anderson, M.S. CF-SLP
I currently work at a private pediatric clinic, though I have also enjoyed working and advocating for clients with aphasia. While I do not interact daily with clients with aphasia, I still would like to stay connected and be able to help in that community. I have worked with great groups of clients with aphasia and saw the importance of having a strong support system and knowing your resources, so I would love to be able to help in that.
Great Wall Acupuncture
Great Wall Acupuncture is an acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic that serves the Chicagoland area. The clinic offers treatment for aphasia and other neurologic disorders. Please visit our website at https://gwacupuncture.com/.
Northwestern University Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease
The Northwestern Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease has research, support groups, and provides clinical care to persons with primary progressive aphasia and related conditions. For more information, please visit www.brain.northwestern.edu.
Concord/Charlotte Aphasia Support Group
Newly established aphasia support group for the Concord/Charlotte area! Please join us to help create a supportive group for survivors with aphasia and their family and caregivers.
We meet the second Wednesday of the month at Carolinas Rehabilitation – NorthEast in Concord, NC from 2:00PM to 3:30PM. We meet on the first floor of the rehab, right next to the Garden Cafe.
Address: 487 Lake Concord Road, Concord, NC 28025
Facilitator: Mallory Moore, M.A. CCC-SLP
Aphasia Support Group – CarolinaEast Medical Center
What: CarolinaEast Rehabilitation Hospital is offering a support group for people affected by aphasia, or loss of expressive and/or receptive language, following stroke or other brain injury.
When: First Monday of each month, at 12 noon in the CarolinaEast Rehabilitation Hospital conference room.
Who: Those affected by aphasia as well as any family members, caregivers, friends that would like to join. The group session will be led by a speech-language pathologist.
Please join us for an opportunity to improve communication skills, provide and receive support, and enjoy socialization. Refreshments provided.
Hope After Stroke for Caregivers and Survivors: The Holistic Guide to Getting Your Life Back
Hope After Stroke is an easy-to-read, essential and evidence-based resource guide filled with stories of successful stroke “thrivers” that will empower caregivers and survivors at each step of recovery. You will learn simple practical tools and strategies to use in the hospital, upon homecoming, re-entering your community and workplace. Hope After Stroke will help you find the hope, certainty and resolve needed for recovery.
You will discover how to:
- Implement simple strategies and routines to develop resourcefulness and the mindset needed for long-term recovery
- Communicate more easily and effectively even with aphasia
- Establish daily practices to improve memory
- Activate and apply the five known qualities successful Thrivers use to recover and find meaning and purpose in their lives after stroke
- Reduce or eliminate anxiety without medication, residential settings, clinics, home care and finally back into the community and workplace.
- Develop rituals of self-care that are scientifically proven to improve brain function and overall wellbeing
- Ask candid questions about sex and seek resources for sexual issues post stroke
- Seek and obtain the best rehabilitative services by effectively communicating with insurance providers, doctors and therapists to maximize recovery and much, much more!
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Alison Stepp, SLP, LCMC Rehabilitation Services
THE AAC SPEECH CLINIC, LLC
The AAC Speech Clinic, LLC was founded in March 2018 by Katherine Wallisch M.S., CCC-SLP/L a Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes in Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and is passionate about working with families on how to augment communication for individuals with complex communication needs.
We at The AAC Speech Clinic, LLC are proud to offer what we call an Early Supported Discharge Service for patients who have suffered a stroke and now have aphasia.
This service is to assure that our patients continue to receive quality care within the comforts of their own home in order to assist with generalization and integration of their new voice in their natural environment.
How the Therapy Program works:
• Patients are seen at home weekly for 3 months.
• Upon completion if patient is ready to be discharged then they are moved to our quarterly monitoring program for up to 1 year.
• This program assure that our patients ALWAYS have access to a qualified AAC Specialist Speech-Language Pathologist.
AAC EVALUATION CENTER:
Speech & Language Assessment: A thorough Speech & Language Assessment is conducted using a variety of informal and criterion referenced assessments in order to gauge your communication abilities. This is a one hour session in the clinic/home.
AAC Evaluation: This can include low-tech (non-speech generating), mid-tech or high-tech AAC. This assessment can take up to 2.5 hours. Depending on AAC Specialist requirements for this assessment is conducted either in home or in clin-ic.
Communication Device Trial: Based on the outcome of the two previous assessments the AAC Specialist (SLP) will then conduct a 4-week trial period with a variety of devices in order to tailor the most efficient communication method for our patients unique communication needs.
Prescription of device: The final step is prescribing the device in order to finally give functional communication to increase activity and community participation to our patients.
Aphasia Conversation of Wilmington,NC
Apahsia Conversation of Wilmington, NC is a peer support group that started up in 2081 for people with Aphasia. The group meets every Monday from 1:00PM- 4:00PM at the First Baptist Activity Center ,1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC The group is supported by the New Hanover Regional Medical Center- Post Stroke Care Unit. Our contact is Erika Yourkewicz. We advertise in all available venues. The activities include breakout groups to discuss a variety of topics. We have interactive guest speakers such as a music therapist and a yoga instructor. We play various interactive group games. The group includes all levels of aphasia.
We have a monthly luncheon at a different restaurant each month that the group decides on. If you have any questions or want to become a member please contact MaryAnn Fiume 910-821-1346.
Abrazo Central Campus Functional Communication Group-New Hope for Stroke Survivors and Others
Where | Abrazo Central Campus Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Conference Room
2000 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix AZ 85015
When | The first Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm
Who | Any individuals and/or caregivers that are affected by conditions or diagnoses that impact a person’s ability to effectively and independently communicate. Including but not limited to: Parkinson’s, Stroke (Ischemic & Hemorrhagic), ALS, patients with dysarthria, and/or expressive/receptive aphasia.
What to Expect | To offer support to others in our community, to offer additional strategies that may facilitate ongoing recovery and increased independence, and to foster a safe and understanding environment to put those strategies to use. This group will be designed in part by its members. We will have monthly themes to discuss and to structure the group, but the primary focus will be on providing support and tools for the members and caregivers. Light refreshments are offered.