National Aphasia Association, Inc.
June 22, 2011
When a loved one loses language due to a stroke or head injury, it is quite frightening for family members to watch. Sometimes professionals have given the same information to patients so often that families are not given the time needed to process infromation before having to make decisions. So, families remain confused aboput what is happening to the family member with aphasia. The National Aphasia Association provides professionals and family members to assist families and patients who are trying to understand aphasia. There are representatives in every state in the United States, so finding people who can understand and relate to an individual's situation and resources is very possible. With the up-to-date resources contained at the NAA website as well as via NAA meetings across the country, volunteers can be sure to give families and patients current information in a compassionate, knowledgeable manner.
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helping families and other professionals who have called me.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
schedule regional and online meetings made available to volunteers in order to make the ability to access current information easier in this time when national travel is expensive for some volunteers.
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What is unique about this organization?
It quickly provides knowledge about aphasia to people in a crisis setting at little or no cost.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & I help family members better understand what is happening when a loved one loses language. I , also, provide ideas about local resources that the family and the patient can access.