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Communication practice group

Practice and hone your communication skills in a safe, non-threatening environment and learn from other survivors of brain injury or stroke.

This monthly practice group allows persons with aphasia or dysarthria from a stroke, brain injury or illness to practice basic communication skills in a safe, non-threatening environment. The group is based on the principle that aphasia and other communication impairments are chronic, life-altering conditions worthy of ongoing intervention and support.

Meetings are facilitated by a speech-language pathologist and adult volunteers. They usually include the following:

  • Introductions and structured question/answer sessions
  • Use of cues and supportive communication approaches to encourage all participants to communicate to the best of their ability
  • Breaking out into small groups or being paired with another participant
  • The use of writing, mime or gesture and body language by participants to express themselves

Meeting times: the first Wednesday of each month from noon–1:00 p.m.

Meeting locations: various conference rooms at Regions Hospital. Stop at the front desk or at the Rehabilitation Institute to find out where the meeting will be located.

Location & contact information

Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute

640 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-254-2053
Fax: 651-254-0910