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Welcome to Aphasia NYC!

Attention!

Due to Coronavirus COVID-19 precautions,
all International Aphasia Movement groups are being held on Zoom until further notice.

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Brooklyn College has resumed
Zoom aphasia groups!

All Programs are No Charge

Everyone is Welcome

To sign up, contact the speech clinic
at slhcenter@brooklyn.cuny.edu
or call 718-951-5186

Every Wednesday
within the academic semesters
11:30 AM — 1 PM

Dates in 2020
October 21
October 28

November 4
November 11
November 18
November 25 – no meeting. Happy Thanksgiving!

December 2
December 9

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IAM Mount Sinai Union Square

is meeting on Zoom until further notice

IAM meets on alternate Mondays (except for USA holidays)
6 pm to 7:45 pm
New York City time (Eastern Standard / Daylight Savings Time)

Dates in 2020
November 2
November 16
November 30
December 14
December 28

Dates in 2021
January 11
January 25
February 8
February 22
March 8
March 22
April 5
April 19
May 3
May 17
June 7
June 21

For more information contact Carlota Schoolman, IAM Executive Director
carlotaiamaphasia@gmail.com or call her at 917 532-7936.

Nuevo!

IAM comienza un nuevo grupo de afasia en español.
Se reunirá los lunes de 6 pm a 7:45 pm, simultáneamente con los grupos en inglés.

13 julio
27 julio
10 agosto
24 agosto
7 septiembre – No hay reunión – Día del Trabajo
14 septiembre
28 septiembre

Todos los grupos están dirigidos por patólogos/as del habla y lenguaje voluntarios
con licencia en los Estados Unidos.
No hay costo para participar.
Si está intersada, envie un e-correo a Carlota Schoolman  carlotaiamaphasia@gmail.com

Spanish English informational flyer

New!

IAM is starting a new aphasia group in Spanish.
It will meet on Mondays 6 pm to 7:45 pm, simultaneously with the groups in English.
All groups are led by volunteer speech language pathologists licensed in the United States.
There is no cost to participate.
If you are interested, contact Carlota Schoolman at carlotaiamaphasia@gmail.com

New! 新!

IAM is now offering a bilingual aphasia group in Mandarin and Cantonese.

It will meet on Mondays 6 pm to 7:45 pm, simultaneously with the groups in English.
All groups are led by volunteer speech language pathologists licensed in the United States.
There is no cost to participate.
If you are interested, contact Carlota Schoolman at carlotaiamaphasia@gmail.com

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See Locations for more information about aphasia group locations in New York City.

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Where to Find…

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What Is Aphasia?

Aphasia is difficulty with one or more of the following

  • Talking
  • Understanding language
  • Reading
  • Writing

Resulting from

  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Head injury
  • Brain tumor
  • Other neurological conditions

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What Is An Aphasia Co-Survivor?

Communication always involves more than one person. When someone has aphasia, everyone around them is affected. A co-survivor is a significant other, family member, friend, colleague or care giver whose life is also affected by the survivor’s aphasia.

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How Long Can You Continue To Recover From Aphasia?

The short answer is – you can always keep improving, as long as you keep trying.

There are three stages of healing from brain injury

  1. There is some quick recovery after the initial shock and inflammation pass.
  2. There is healing of nerve cells that were affected, but not killed, by the injury. This can take several months.
  3. The brain can reorganize and relearn new ways to accomplish tasks. This learning and improvement can continue for as long as you keep working on it.

Even if you have not had therapy or worked on your speech for several years, you can still make progress when you start working on it again. In our groups, we see people make progress who had their stroke ten or more years ago.