A simple trip to the grocery store contains a lot of words. It begins with writing a list. Then there are labels to read and store signs to navigate. Finally, you end the trip with a conversation with the cashier. Grocery delivery services and self-checkout have made things a little easier, but this is still a task that some find easy and others find daunting.
Fill out the question set below one time only before June 30 at 3 pm ET. We’ll be back at the end of Aphasia Awareness Month with the community results.
Ready to jump into this mini Aphasia Snapshot and share your thoughts?
What Is an Aphasia Snapshot?
If you’ve ever attended one of our Aphasia Cafe chats, you know that we love to ask questions. We ask them when you sign up, and we run polls during the chat. The reason is simple: It gives everyone a chance to have their voice heard and participate in the discussion topic, especially when communication is difficult. By clicking a box or two, people who participate in our questions participate in the conversation.
We’ve expanded this project to our site to loop in people who may not be able or want to attend the chats. We find these questions provide an interesting snapshot of our community and bring more people into the conversation. Moreover, the results spark conversation. Do the majority of people share your opinion? How does your experience of aphasia overlap with people around you? It’s interesting to hear how many people feel the same way you do.
Normally, each month, we introduce a short series of questions to take a snapshot of the community. For Aphasia Awareness Month, we’re opening up mini snapshots weekly, and we’re posting the results to wrap up the month (along with a downloadable PDF version).
Unless noted, these questions are for people with aphasia. If you are a caregiver or professional, we hope you pass along these questions to the people with aphasia in your life. Fill out the questions together, or encourage the people with aphasia in your life to add their voice to the discussion. This additional way to communicate makes everyone part of the conversation.
These are not meant to be scientific research but merely a way to take the community’s pulse and collect ideas around a situation.