You will love the latest edition of the TAP Client Newsletter written by the members of the “Write On” Aphasia group. These clients work with group leader, Abbe Simon, to express their ideas and passions in written mode. Aphasia doesn’t hold them back… enjoy!! Here it is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oS_TgWwQ2IyFlKM_FtJcY4QrrxeHqfEs/view?usp=sharing
Approximately one year ago, the world heard the word “aphasia” across every news outlet as acclaimed actor Bruce Willis was reported to be stepping away from his career following this diagnosis. What we didn’t know, at the time, was the etiology/cause of this frustrating language impairment for Mr. Willis. It was suspected, by many in […]
“My friends…where?”; “Friends, no…gone!”; “Can’t talk…bye, friend…lonely.” Speech Language Pathologists working with individuals with aphasia have heard these phrases suggesting that their communication challenges have negatively impacted their ability to maintain friendships or make new friends. Aphasia and other physical challenges that result from stroke or other brain injury can change the social life, vocational […]
So excited to share the work of the “Write On” group who, together, create a dynamic and engaging newsletter. These authors, all who have aphasia, share stories, recipes, memories and interests through the modality of the written word. With the guidance (and newsletter design) of Group Leader, Abbe Simon (SLP), the editorial and writing team […]
It is fair to say that we all have a new appreciation for “connection” following a challenging 2 1/2 years of isolation and disengagement. It has always been TAP’s mission to find avenues for connection and reduce the all-to-common feelings of social isolation after a diagnosis of aphasia. It is exactly why our organization shifted […]
Strides for Speech 2022 is officially “right around the corner”! The TAP Unlimited team is busy planning an incredible event for you! October 23rd at 11:30am and 12 noon! E. Carroll Joyner Park in Wake Forest! Register NOW and share this event with your family and friends. The goal of Strides for Speech is to support […]
A different kind of “hot”, 988 is the new hotline for a mental health crisis. With a July heatwave crossing the country, our groups have been talking about how “hot” it is! But another “hot” topic in our conversation groups has included the much-anticipated hotline for mental health crises. This new national phone number “988” […]
This week saw “Aphasia” in the news, as Gabrielle Giffords, former AZ Congresswoman introduced her long awaited documentary: “Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down”. This powerful film chronicles Gabby’s life and her political journey that was tragically cut short by a targeted act of violence in January 2011 that took the life of 6 people and caused […]
Raleigh, N.C. – Following Bruce Willis’ announcement that he would be stepping away from acting after he was diagnosed with aphasia, there’s been a lot of media buzz around the topic. For those who aren’t familiar, aphasia is a communication disorder that affects a person’s ability to use language in the forms of speech, writing, […]
Triangle Aphasia Project Unlimited (TAP) is hosting its 6th Annual Strides for Speech 5K and Fun Run on October 23rd.
Join us in-person or virtually to reconnect our Aphasia community.
Join us this fall at Joyner Park for our accessible and inclusive 5K.