Strokes can and do occur at any age. On average, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Frequently, a stroke results in a person having aphasia which is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to speak and understand others. It does not affect intelligence. More than 1 million Americans have aphasia and there are over 200,000 new cases each year.
The after effects of a stroke can be devastating and overwhelming for the stroke survivor and the family. Many families and stroke survivors find aphasia support groups to be a place to share information and find an understanding community.
Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center knows that learning from others can help and has established the Stroke/Neurological Injury support Group. This is an opportunity to meet and share experiences with family members, caregivers and others. The support group has been established to provide education, advice, self-help skills, as well as new potentials and possibilities. Meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of each month and are open to the community.
To learn more about the Stroke/Neurological Injury support Group, please contact Tina Bell at 863.686.3189 or at email@example.com.