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Aphasia Communication & Support Group


Date & Time:

Thursday, March 23, 2023

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM



Free. Registration is not required.






What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language but does not affect intelligence. Aphasia affects the ability to speak and understand others. Most people with aphasia experience difficulty reading and writing.


What Causes Aphasia?

The most common cause of aphasia is stroke (about 25–40% of stroke survivors acquire aphasia). It can also result from head injury, brain tumor or other neurological causes.

– National Aphasia Association


Overlake Medical Center has created this group is for people with aphasia to practice their individualized communication strategies, share their views on living with a communication disorder and provide an opportunity for independent communication in a supportive group environment.


Please bring any materials or devices that assist you in daily conversation. A speech-language pathologist will be present to help with the facilitation of the group and assist with any communication strategies as needed.


For questions please call 425.635.6236 or contact

Overlake Speech-Language Pathologist:


Emily Brandjord, MS, CCC-SLP



Overlake Medical Education Classroom - Hidden Valley Office Park

1750 112th Ave. NE
Lobby 3, Building C, Suite C242
Bellevue, WA 98004


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