Aphasia & Apraxia Social Club hosts author at SIUH South

Aphasia & Apraxia Social Club hosts author at SIUH South

STATEN ISLAND, NY -- A brain injury or stroke can sometimes make communication with other people difficult and frustrating. But a year-old social club that is specially designed for people with this type of communication disorder is helping to ease these barriers.

The Aphasia & Apraxia Social Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Staten Island University Hospital, Prince's Bay. On June 14, the club welcomes guest speaker Roberta Chapey, professor of Speech Pathology at Brooklyn College and author of "Language Intervention Strategies in Adult Aphasia."

Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence, according to the National Aphasia Association (NAA). It affects the ability to speak and understand others, and can make reading and writing difficult. 

Apraxia of speech, which can co-exist with aphasia, causes difficulty in forming the correct sounds and syllables. 

The club is moderated by speech pathologists and helps boost confidence through member discussions and supported communication games intended to get members talking. 


June 14, 2012
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Staten Island University Hospital
375 Seguine Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10309

Diane O'Donnell
Community Relations
Staten Island University Hospital
360 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 226-8388

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