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Our Services

 

We have a range of information and resources available to help both people with aphasia, family members and carers, and those working and interacting with people who have aphasia.  Our material is clear, concise, and easy to follow.

We offer:

A Community Aphasia Advisor (CAA) Service

Our Community Aphasia Advisors (CAAs) provide field officer services, education, information and support to people with and affected by aphasia in the Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin areas.  AphasiaNZ does not provide therapy for people with aphasia, and currently does not employ or contract any SLT (Speech-language Therapy) services.

Community Training, Education and Workshops

AphasiaNZ partners with community groups and businesses by providing training, education and consultation to staff members that want to better support those with aphasia and improve their services to people with communication difficulties.

A Peer to Peer Program

AphasiaNZ can provide new 'Friends of AphasiaNZ' with a peer mentor, a current 'Friend of AphasiaNZ' who has aphasia and can draw on their own life experiences to provide support and education.

Support Groups

Support groups are currently running in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Wellington.  We want to expand support groups nationally and are working hard to achieve this. See our Support Meetings page for details.

Wallet Cards and Communication Resources

Our wallet cards and aphasia and communication booklets and resources assist communication more easily by identifying that the person has aphasia and offering tips on communicating with a person with aphasia.

Laptop Computer and iPad Loaning

'Friends of AphasiaNZ' are able to borrow laptop computers and iPads to help with self-directed learning, and if currently working with a SLT.  To find out how you can borrow either a laptop or an iPad, please email info@aphasia.org.nz and click here for information about our iPad loaning scheme.

Resource Library

We have lots of resources available for 'Friends of AphasiaNZ' to borrow at no cost.  Please email us to find out if we have anything which may benefit you.

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