Aphasia Awareness Month

Aphasia Awareness Month By the Numbers

Aphasia Awareness Month wrapped up two weeks ago, and we’re ready to share some numbers with you. Drum roll, please…

Quiz Takers

5994 people took our Communication Tips quiz. The average score was 89%, though 2112 people received a perfect 100% score!

While the quiz and our subsequent posts unpacking best communication tips spread awareness about aphasia, it also provided us with valuable information on where we should focus our education efforts. These insights are being compiled into a downloadable report that will be made available first to members of our recurring donation group, The Yarn, and later in the year to everyone on our site. If you would like to receive the report as soon as it is ready, join The Yarn by setting up a recurring monthly donation.

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 on-going efforts such as the weekly Aphasia Threads.

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.

Help Out

Looking for ways to help spread aphasia awareness? Continue to share last year’s video or the Communication Tips quiz. We specifically made both to educate people about aphasia all year round.

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.

Comments

2 Comments

  • Tina M Henrick
    July 17, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    I have aphasia. No voice. Stroke dec. 15 2014. I have anxiety, isolate, lonely.

  • jean-k-gordon
    July 17, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that, Tina! I hope you can find a local support group using the “Find Support” link at the top of the page. If you have any trouble finding information, feel free to reach out. I am at the University of Iowa ([email protected]).

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