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STROKE RECOVERY GROUPS

(803) 777-2693

ABOUT THE GROUPS
The stroke recovery groups at the USC Speech and Hearing Center are for people who have difficulty communicating as a result of stroke. This problem is referred to as aphasia. The following are some of the symptoms that people with aphasia have. (A person may not necessarily have  all of the symptoms):
  1. Difficulty coming up with the right words to say.
  2. Difficulty understanding the speech of others.
  3. Difficulty reading and writing.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE USC STROKE RECOVERY GROUPS
Group members receive speech and language therapy to improve their communication with their family members, friends, and caregivers. This is accomplished by working on communication in a group setting with other individuals who have similar problems. All sessions are supervised by a certified speech-language pathologist. 
 
The groups also provide the opportunity for individuals to interact with and receive support from other persons who have suffered a stroke.
 
The USC Stroke Recovery Groups are completely free for individuals with aphasia.

 

CAN A PERSON WHO HAS SUFFERED A STROKE RECOVER?
Current research shows evidence that individuals who have had a stroke can continue to make progress even past a year post stroke.

 

HOW TO JOIN A STROKE RECOVERY GROUP
If you, a family member, or a friend would like to participate in one of our stroke recovery groups, please call the USC Speech and Hearing Center at (803) 777-2614. The Center is located at 1601 St. Julian Place (off Forest Dr., Middleburg Office Park), Columbia, SC 29204. 

Call (803) 777-2693
or email:
fridrika@gwm.sc.edu

If you are not sure if you, your family member, or friend would qualify for the groups, or want more information about the Stroke Recovery Groups, please give us a call (803) 777-2693.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Download the Stroke Recovery Brochure (PDF)

Download the Aphasia Newsletter: Spring 2010 (PDF)

Download the Aphasia Newsletter: Summer 2010 (PDF)

Download the Aphasia Newsletter: Fall 2010 (PDF)

Download the Aphasia Newsletter: Winter 2011 (PDF)

Download the Aphasia Newsletter: Spring 2011 (PDF)

Download the Aphasia Newsletter: Summer 2011 (PDF)

Download the Aphasia Newsletter: Winter 2012 (PDF)

Download the Aphasia Newsletter: Spring 2012 (PDF)

 

 

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