2021’s Aphasia Awareness Month By the Numbers
Aphasia Awareness Month wrapped up a few weeks ago, and we’re ready to share some numbers with you. Drum roll, please…
That number goes with our Aphasia Snapshot. We had 167 people contribute answers to our Snapshot questions. Look for those results (with a downloadable PDF) soon.
We released four new speech activities using images that people could do at home. If you missed them, try them out now.
- Week One: Talk the Picture
- Week Two: You’re the Star
- Week Three: Visual Vacation
- Week Four: B-I-N-G-O
We had 16 images in our Picture This project. We have so many images to still share, and more are coming in weekly. Have you submitted one yet to show us how you #PictureAphasia?
The number of people who actively participated in the projects above for Aphasia Awareness Month. Thank you so much for being part of it.
More Work to Do
The NAA doesn’t rest at the end of Aphasia Awareness Month; we just jump into our next projects and return to ongoing efforts such as the weekly Aphasia Threads or our Aphasia Cafe chats.
We’re working on more weekly articles about the emotional side of aphasia and developments that affect aphasia treatment, more videos explaining aphasia, and more materials to support caregivers. There is always more work to do to support the aphasia community and spread awareness to the general public.
Looking for ways to help spread aphasia awareness? Continue to share 2018’s aphasia video, 2019’s Communication Tips quiz, or 2020’s Aphasia Personality Test. We specifically make our projects available to educate people about aphasia all year round. The landing page for 2021’s #PictureAphasia will remain available, too.
Tell your story through our Aphasia Threads project. Your viewpoint can educate the general public.
Not sure how to educate the people in your community? Download some of our helpful materials, such as our communication tips guide. You can bring these handouts to your local emergency stations. Don’t forget to help spread information to other places, such as local stores and supermarkets. Outings become less stressful when the people around you are patient communicators.
Thank you for all of your hard work last month, and we’re looking forward to another year of aphasia awareness as we move beyond June.
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