Source: Adler Aphasia Center
Aphasia is a communication disorder that impairs the expression and understanding of spoken language, reading and writing. It occurs most often from a stroke or other brain injury. It affects a person’s ability to communicate, but not his or her intellect. This communication disorder affects 40% of all stroke and brain trauma survivors.
The Adler Aphasia Center is considered the world leader in long-term, post-rehab community-based care for people with aphasia. The Center is the only one of its kind in NJ, an area where an estimated 70,000 people living with aphasia.
The Center will offer an Aphasia Communication Group for stroke and brain injury survivors with aphasia at 60 West Hunter Avenue in Maywood. It offers people with aphasia an opportunity to socialize with others who share similar experiences, provide tips to communicate more effectively, and provide time to practice communication skills in a natural environment.
Groups are offered from 10 am to 12 noon on two Fridays each month. A person with aphasia may join the group at any time, but must pre-register. The group also provides an introduction to the Adler Aphasia Center, but membership to the Center is not required to attend this group.
This group will be led by one of the Center’s licensed speech-language pathologists. To learn more about this group and to pre-register, please contact Karen Castka, M.S., CCC-SLP, at 201.368.8585 or by email at kcastka @ adleraphasiacenter. org.
For more information about the Center’s programs and services in Maywood, West Orange, or Toms River, NJ, or for information about the Center’s Aphasia Communication Groups in Belvidere, Bridgewater, Haddonfield, Hammonton, Maywood, Monroe, Morristown, North Bergen, Scotch Plains and two groups in Toms River, NJ, visit their website at AdlerAphasiaCenter.org or call 201.368.8585.