TAP Unlimited understands the impact of Aphasia on those with the disorder, those who love and care for them and those who make up their community. Our services can reduce the social isolation that often results from a diagnosis of aphasia and can empower families with the tools and strategies to stay connected.
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Learning to Speak Aphasia is a free training offered monthly for family, friends, and those serving in the community. Effective and supportive communication is essential whether you want to support your loved one or interact with individuals with aphasia at your business. TAP’s philosophy encourages full life engagement and participation, and your Learning to Speak Aphasia will help our clients achieve that.
The positive responses to our general LTSA training along with an understanding that everyone with aphasia has their own social networks and specific needs, prompted TAP Unlimited to add an option for Family Trainings. This unique and highly individualized option, allows for a specific training for all interested family and friends of an individual with aphasia. We offer this training on Zoom, accommodating participation from relatives and friends from across the country. This service is available for a suggested donation. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
People with Aphasia suffer not only from the loss of language abilities, but also from the isolation and role changes that are unfortunate realities of this communication impairment. As devastating as it is to have difficulty understanding, reading, writing, or speaking the language they have known their entire life, the damage that it inflicts on the relationships they cherish is a greater, and more personally devastating loss.
Programs designed for managing Aphasia have traditionally focused on the individual person. In recent years this approach has broadened to include an individual’s interaction with primary communicative partners, caregivers, and even friends and co-workers. With these exciting changes, our field has a challenge to address other vital relationships: the one between parent and child, and grandparent and child. Children are often confused and left out of communication training. Imagine a parent or grandparent being unable to read a simple bedtime story, or inquire about the child’s daily activities.
Affectionately known as “Battertown”, Princess Crumpet and the Baker of Battertown, is an adorable puppet show that has been made into a short film. This training includes an online manual, age appropriate and engaging activities (i.e., coloring book, etc.) and is available for both families and rehabilitation programs through our training/Podia site.
This innovative program, developed here at TAP Unlimited by Maura Silverman, MS, CCC/SLP (Director of Clinical Services) embraces the principles of the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia, while acknowledging the critical role of neuroplasticity in the rehabilitation of aphasia. The model capitalizes on the support and assistance of a person’s social network and volunteers, giving people a true opportunity to help the person with aphasia. TAP will assist with the recruiting, formation, training and management of the individual’s CST. This unique model has been recognized internationally for its creative solution to intensive programming for an individual with aphasia. Contact Maura for more information at Maura@AphasiaProject.org