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Are you supporting someone who has experienced a stroke?

Aphasia is a language disorder that commonly occurs after a stroke. It often results in an impaired ability to communicate. A person with aphasia may have difficulty speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing.

Communication supports are tools and strategies that a person with aphasia and their communication partners use to engage successfully in conversations. You may also see these tools referred to as Augmentative and Alternative Communication, or AAC. When we use communication supports together with the person with aphasia, it can improve their ability to communicate and engage socially.

We've gathered a collection of resources to help you get started:

  1. The Aphasia Communication Pocket Guide for Caregivers provides tips on how you can help someone with aphasia communicate what they are thinking. This resource is meant to be printed and folded like a pamphlet to have available whenever you need it.

  2. Use the TD Snap Aphasia Communication book to apply what you learn in the Pocket Guide. Use the tools in the communication book with the person with aphasia to engage in conversation.

  3. Watch Introducing TD Snap Aphasia to learn about the added benefits of using the same tools from the communication book, but integrated into purposefully designed communication software.

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