October 21 Aphasia Cafe

Aphasia Cafe: Halloween Costumes

Trick-or-treating may be hard this year due to COVID-19, but we can still talk about favourite costumes from years past. We want to hear about the ones you’ve worn, the ones you’ve made, or the ones you’ve seen. Feel free to break out the Halloween candy early and bring it with you for the chat.

That’s the topic we’re tackling in the next installment of our Aphasia Cafe series. These informal video chats bring the conversation and camaraderie of a face-to-face group into the comfort of your own living room.

All the Details

Everyone is welcome to our video chats, though they are structured specifically for people with aphasia in mind. Our chats are a mixture of people with aphasia, caregivers, and professionals who work with people who have aphasia. We ask that everyone uses aphasia-friendly communication.

Time

The next meeting is on October 21 at noon ET (that’s Eastern Time).

Topic

The topic we’re discussing: Best costumes (worn by you or seen on someone else) from past Halloweens.

Download Zoom

Before the meeting, download Zoom, which is free video chat software for your computer or mobile device. If you’ve never used Zoom, check out our quick guide to installing and using Zoom.

Collect Your Thoughts

Our chats are HUGE (as in lots and lots of people), so let us walk you through the format so you know what to expect.

  • The form below contains a place where you can give a few thoughts you’d like to discuss connected to our meeting topic
  • We choose some answers and create slides so there will be text on the screen that you can read to aid communication
  • During the chat, we’ll ask you to elaborate on your answer while your slide is on the screen
  • Other people can chime in after you speak if they have thoughts they want to add
  • But don’t worry if you just want to listen and not speak. You can do that, too
  • If you DO want to chime in, there are two ways to do that during the chat––use the chat box OR use Zoom’s “raise hand” function. We’ll talk about how to do that in our reminder email and at the beginning of the chat
  • Remember, relax, take your time, and enjoy yourself. You’re in an aphasia-friendly space

Finally… RSVP (Yes, You Need to RSVP Each Time)

Sign up for each chat by filling out the form below. We’ll send you a reminder for the call beforehand along with a link to the meeting. You will not be able to join us without signing up. Sign up is open until Monday, October 19th at 8 am ET (again, Eastern Time).

Still have questions? Send us an email about this chat to answers@aphasia.org. We’re happy to help.

Comments

One Comment

  • Moses F. Jeahpa
    September 30, 2020 at 9:32 am

    No I have not tried noline speech therapy. I’m diagnosed with neurogenesis stuttering is it the same as aphasia. The problem started after I was prescribed a high blood pressure pills Clonidine I took two pills went to sleep the next morning, I don’t know what happened. I tried to speak after I woke up my ability to speak fluently was gone. I having been able to speak fluently since. After few months I had a stroke and heart attack. Thank God I’m doing better but still having difficulty speaking fluently.

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