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Self-Help Support Groups - For families living with aphasia

Image of CommunicationSupport Groups for Families Living with Aphasia

Individuals and families affected by aphasia face unique challenges. Support specifically designed for these people is limited.
Three groups have formed in the Portland, Oregon area that provide both the individual experiencing aphasia and family members the opportunity to develop a sense of community with others impacted by aphasia. These groups are organized and run by participants. Faculty and students from Portland State University’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences work with survivors and families as they strive to improve and survive this condition.
Groups are free of charge, but do ask for small contributions to be given to the churches that have donated space. Regular attendance is not required, but families feel that attending often is beneficial to everyone.
There are now three groups in the Portland Metro area for individuals and families living with aphasia:
  • one in SE Portland
  • one in NE Portland
  • one in SW Portland
Click here to download a print out for information about these specific groups, including dates and location of meetings and contact personnel. 
For more information about these groups you may also contact:
Susan Ginley, M.A., CCC-SLP
Sr.Clinical Instructor/ Supervisor
Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences             
Portland State University