Aphasia is a disorder that is characterized by impairment in language abilities.
It can impact the way a person is able to communicate, the way language
is understood, and/or the ability to read or write. Symptoms can range
from very mild word finding errors, to inability to produce any meaningful
language. Aphasia can be caused by a stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia,
or other neurological disorders.
The Fredericksburg area aphasia support group is sponsored by Mary Washington
Hospital (MWH) and meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month.
Molly Gentry, a speech-language pathologist at the hospital, facilitates
meetings. People with Aphasia and their caregivers are encouraged to attend
whenever they are available; there is no need to register or RSVP.
The group provides a safe space for people with aphasia to share feelings,
experiences, tips, and friendship. In addition to this, there are educational
meetings including representatives from local community organizations,
and national companies. The group often engages by playing games, talking
about current events, or just practicing language skills in a low stress
Check out the more information about the Fredericksburg area aphasia support
group featured on the Lingraphica Blog:
We would love to see you or your family member at our Aphasia Support Group! 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 11:00 in the Tompkins Martin Building, Classroom E.