Aphasia Center News
Each fall since 2015, several stroke survivors arrive at the Sanders IMPACT Practice Center on the campus of MGH Institute of Health Professions for the S-IHP’s CAP program unsure of what they’re about to embark on. “I had no idea what to expect,” shared Mary, a member of this year’s program cohort. “I was a little nervous, but excited.”
The collective was created by and for people with Aphasia led by student Emma Wyatt, SLP '22, and features works of art like poetry and music created by Aphasia Center clients in 2021-2022. They were interviewed to talk more about their work, and share stories about identity, adaptation, humor and a sense of appreciation for their community.
SLP students discuss their virtual work with clients over Zoom.
Each year, graduate students, clinical instructors, academic faculty, and many of our clients and caregivers participate in Aphasia Awareness Day at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, to raise awareness about aphasia and advocate for additional services for this population. In this video, clients who work with Master of Speech-Language Pathology students in the MGH Institute's Aphasia Center discuss how they are working to recover from their loss of verbal communication – a condition that affects more than 1 million Americans.