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Aphasia Support Group
September 29, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2022
Aphasia is caused by damage to the language-dominant side of the brain, usually the left side, and may be brought on by stroke, head injury or a brain tumor. Our Aphasia Support Group brings together brain tumor patients who are struggling with aphasia.
Due to pandemic safety concern, the support group is meeting virtually using the Zoom platform. The online platform is slated to continue even after face-to-face meetings can resume. This will allow participants not in the Atlanta area and those who do not feel comfortable in a group setting to still have access to the support group.
The Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation hosted aphasia support group meets bi-weekly via Zoom at 1:30 – 2:30 pm ET on Wednesdays. Some meetings include a guest speaker on topic relevant to the aphasia and brain tumor community.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom invite and details.
Learn about all the other brain tumor support group opportunities on our Support Group Resource page.
Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals. But brain injuries resulting in aphasia may also arise from head trauma, from brain tumors, or from infections.
Aphasia can be so severe as to make communication with the patient almost impossible, or it can be very mild. It may affect mainly a single aspect of language use, such as the ability to retrieve the names of objects, or the ability to put words together into sentences, or the ability to read. More commonly, however, multiple aspects of communication are impaired, while some channels remain accessible for a limited exchange of information.