Resources for People with Aphasia
MnCAN strives to support people with aphasia to reach their communicative potential and engage in their communities. One MnCAN goal is to connect people with aphasia to each other and to other resources where they live.
Aphasia Recovery Connection (ARC)
A great way for people with aphasia to connect through social media. Check out this site!
A short talk from the two young creators of ARC who are recovering from aphasia.
Aphasia Software Finder
An aphasia friendly resource for locating apps and software. It is developed and maintained in Great Britain so there are slight language differences.
Mayo Clinic Health Systems Aphasia Camp
Experience this three day camp in Northern Wisconsin for people with aphasia and their care partners. Many past participants have called it “life changing.” Very affordable.
Call 715-838-1725; or www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org
A great newsletter for stroke survivors.
Minnesota Aphasia Programs List
Taken from information compiled February 2013; Providers: if you have updates for this list, please contact Julia@mncan.org or 612-524-8802. (last update: 9/20/17)
TWIN CITIES METRO AREA:
Coffee and Conversation
The Stroke Center@North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale
Mondays 10:00-11:30; Drop-in/No fee
Contact Gail Lommen 763-581-3536 or email: Gail.Lommen@NorthMemorial.com
Community Reintegration Program (CRP)
More info at: www.allinahealth.org/CRP
Meets at: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute – Golden Valley
3915 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Contact: Nicole Lainhart, CCC-SLP, CBIS at 612-775-2826
Participants meet each day for at least four hours, and will work toward their unique goals in one-on-one and small group settings, feeling supported every step of the journey. Each activity is created to improve independence, strengthen day-to-day tasks and ease and increase social interactions with peers. Care doesn’t stop when the program ends. Family and friends are involved, and extend the learning beyond the program. After the formal program ends, individuals participate in a weekly group to help transition skills and strategies into the community and daily living.
The program requires a doctor’s order and can be paid by MA/Insurance.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Aphasia Communication Group
Contact Elise Ericksen 612-775-2676 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INSPIRE Program through Park Nicollet
St Louis Park
A variety of programs for stroke survivors from conversation groups, caregiver support groups and more. Call 952-93-6789 or email Karen.email@example.com
Intensive Aphasia Program at North Memorial
This four week program offers 18.5 hours of intense, comprehensive aphasia therapy each week. Application is required since the program is offered only four times per year. Contact Gail Lommen 763-581-3536; online application available at: North Memorial intensive aphasia program
Minnesota Connect Aphasia Now (MnCAN)
Burnsville, St Paul, Roseville, Wayzata, Waconia, Lester Prairie, Rochester
Nine weekly aphasia conversation groups in the metro area and beyond. See www.mncan.org for more information
or call 612-525-8802
In-home private pay speech therapy, consultation and advocacy services provided. All services are provided by licensed speech language pathologists who have extensive experience working with people with aphasia. An initial phone consultation is provided to discuss your needs, wants and health care goals at no cost.
Regions Hospital Communication Practice Group
Contact Evan Page 651-254-2066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Robbinsdale Adult Academic Disability Program
Offices in Golden Valley and New Hope
Free classes in reading, speaking, writing and math for adults who have had a brain injury or stroke. Call 763-504-8300 or see website – Adult Academic Disability Program
SHARE: Sports-Health-Activity-Recreation and Exercise
Courage Center Rehab Institute
This program helps navigate opportunities for community resources for sports, health, activity, recreation and education for all of Minnesota.
Contact: Stacy.Shamblott@allina.com or 612-654-5748 (pager)
More info at allinahealth.org/SHARE
GREATER MINNESOTA AREA:
Aphasia Literacy Group
RiverView Healthcare Rehab; Focuses on reading and writing skills
Contact: Marie Johnstad 218-281-9438 or email: email@example.com
“Let’s Talk Again” Group Communication Program
St. Cloud State University
Contact Jodel L. Page at 320-308-2200 or email:
Dr. Rangamani at 320-308-5769 or email:
Minnesota State University Mankato (MNSU) Aphasia Group
Contact Sheen Chiou at 507-389-5840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Socialize!” Aphasia Group
University of Minnesota Duluth
Group meets at: Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language Hearing Clinic
156 Chester Park
31 West College Street
Duluth, MN 55812
Contact: 218-726-8199 for more info
Group meets weekly for 90 minutes based on the semester calendar