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NEW!  Let’s Talk Aphasia Virtual Workshop – November 5, 2022

Aphasia is a chronic communication disorder affecting language skills including reading, writing, talking, and comprehending. And most people – including health care professionals -have never even heard of it. It’s main cause is stroke but it can also result from dementia, brain tumour, or other progressive brain disease. Our workshop will tell you what aphasia is, what it does, and how you can communicate with someone who lives with it.

Deadline to register is Friday October 28, 2022


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Westman Aphasia grateful for donation from Brandon Wheat City Lions Club

(The Brandon Sun, Westman This Week, Thursday August 18 2022, page 5)  Read more…


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Westman Aphasia is looking for volunteers to join our Board of Directors. If you have a few hours a month of free time and a desire to be part of a unique, challenging, and rewarding working Board, then we have the opportunity for you!

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Recent information about actor Bruce Willis being diagnosed with the chronic communication disorder known as aphasia may have caused some misinformation as to the type of disorder aphasia is. The following information from Westman Aphasia Inc. clarifies this and also explains aphasia’s causes and effects. / April 26, 2022

Aphasia is not a cognitive issue


 

Volunteer Training Workshop

| Posted Feb 15, 2022

The volunteers receive a full day of training during the Let’s Talk Aphasia workshop. Ongoing volunteer skill development is provided throughout the year.

Let’s Talk Aphasia Workshop

| Posted Feb 15, 2022

Spring and Fall dates TBA

A workshop to help you learn about aphasia and the tools and strategies that can improve communication with and for individuals living with aphasia.

Learn About Aphasia Information Sessions

| Posted Feb 15, 2022

As requested!

This is an educational event that is open to the public and is facilitated by the program clinicians. Information is provided about aphasia, what it is like to live with a chronic communication impairment, what is involved in communicating with someone who has aphasia and what is involved in supporting those coping with aphasia and their caregivers. Videotaped examples of different types and degrees of aphasia and examples of these individuals using supported conversations techniques (SCA™) developed by the Aphasia Institute in Toronto will be used during this evening.

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