WMU News

People with aphasia invited to open house

June 9, 2005

KALAMAZOO--June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, and the Communication Enhancement Program in the Western Michigan University Unified Clinics is holding an open house for people with aphasia, their family members and for professionals who work with people with aphasia.

The open house is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at the Charles Van Riper Language, Speech and Hearing Clinic on the third floor of the Unified Clinics, located at 1000 Oakland Drive in Kalamazoo. The open house will feature tours, demonstrations of therapy, videos and an opportunity to socialize with people with aphasia.

Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate. It is often the result of a stroke or head injury. Intelligence is not affected by aphasia.

For more information about living with aphasia, contact the National Aphasia Association at <www.aphasia.org>. For more information on the open house, call the WMU Unified Clinics at (269) 387-7000 or Sandra Glista at (269) 387-8064.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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