|Group Meeting Days & Locations||Group Description|
Raleigh (WakeMed) Raleigh (North Raleigh)
|Aphasia Group: TAP Unlimited hosts communication groups around the Triangle area of North Carolina. These one-hour therapy groups address all language modalities (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while providing topical, social communication essential to an individual’s engagement goals. These groups offer individuals a supportive environment to practice language and speech skills and consist of, generally six to ten participants of varied ages, backgrounds, and types of aphasia. The Aphasia Groups are facilitated by a speech-language pathologist and volunteers trained in “Learning to Speak Aphasia.”|
|Aphasia Day: TAP Unlimited recognizes the importance of intensity and repetition in language treatment and answers the call with a four-hour weekly group program called Aphasia Day. Aphasia Day begins with a one-hour music therapy program facilitated by Rhythm and Rehab, Inc. Programs from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. support language skill practice through breakout sessions on writing, reading, technology, and other tasks. Life Participation objectives are addressed throughout this program.|
TAP Into Reading
|Book Clubs: Many people with aphasia tell us that they greatly miss the opportunity to enjoy reading as they did in the past. They would like the chance to engage in reading, sharing, and discussing books and content of personal interest. They would like to read a variety of fiction and nonfiction and to have fun doing so. They would like to improve their reading ability and are willing to work!
TAP Book Clubs read a book over many weeks, covering about 30 to 60 pages a week. Our sessions are spent discussing content and ideas, as well as understanding the stories, characters, and content. Discussions are lively and fun.
Because it has been found that individuals with aphasia benefit from multimodality input, we have been listening to audio as well as reading. Group members do this in various ways, depending on preference, but most read and listen simultaneously. Our group members are able to become patrons of the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Other Disabilities, who provide audio access to books, as well as the equipment necessary.
|Challenge Group: TAP Unlimited offers a group for individuals with recent stroke or brain injury who thrive in a program of multimodal language stimulation, and are committed to work outside of the group program. This 90-minute program provides intensity and encouragement in this weekly session.|
|Back To Work Group:
|Back To Work Group: TAP Unlimited has committed to assisting individuals with aphasia along their rehabilitation journey, which often includes a return to work. The Back To Work program supports the individual, whether they are aspiring to vocational or avocational pursuits, with the language abilities necessary for job performance, such as conference/phone calls, emails, reports, and presentations.|
|TAP Garden Club (TAP Roots):
|TAP Garden Club, recently named TAProots is Life Participation in Action! We meet weekly out of the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. We are volunteers in their garden and help to grow over 1 ton of fresh produce per year to give out to residents in need! We also grow ornamental and flowering plants. We are a collaboration between TAP, Holly Springs Food Cupboard, Friends of Hemlock Bluffs and Wake Co. Extension Master Gardeners. Gardening skills of all levels are involved and we have an absolute great time!!|
|TAP Writing Group:
|TAP Writing Group targets common errors in writing for people who have aphasia, such as pronouns, prepositions, articles of speech, spelling, and numbers. We play writing games and do functional writing tasks such as letting writing, texting, and email writing. We also experiment with various compensatory writing strategies so that participants can have a go-to method for resolving even the most frustrating aspects of writing. Participants in the group range in writing abilities, from not being able to write at all to people who want to tweak minor problems in their writing.|