Aphasia Awareness Month may be coming to an end tomorrow, but the work of educating the general public about aphasia continues well beyond the month of June. We’re not slowing down, and we hope you’ll still be doing the hard work of spreading awareness, too.
We’ve kicked off another book club book (A Stitch of Time by Lauren Marks). We’re working on weekly articles about the emotional side of aphasia and developments that affect aphasia treatment. We’re helping the general public know about aphasia and providing them with important communication tips.
Looking for more ways to spread aphasia awareness? Keep reading.
Tell Your Story
Sarah Scott has made dozens of videos, each charting her progress of treating her aphasia in the eight years following her stroke. They’re an amazing resources for other people with aphasia as well as the general public seeking to understand aphasia.
They’re powerful videos because they’re her story. You can help spread awareness by telling your story. Make a video. Write a post. Tell your story to someone else and have them help you get it out into the world. Your viewpoint can educate.
Pass Along Information
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.
Try New Strategies
If you’re trying new therapies or apps, we want to hear about it. We can convey your experience to other NAA members through our platforms, crowdsourcing helpful information. We post interesting articles and tools we find on Facebook, but we also want to hear about what’s working for you when it comes to aphasia.
Thank you for all of your hard work this month, and we’re looking forward to another year of aphasia awareness as we move beyond June.