Aphasia Education Group tries ‘Painting With a Twist’

The Christiana Care Aphasia Education Group had a special outing in November at Painting With A Twist art studio in Newark, Delaware.

Aphasia is impairment of the ability to communicate through language, caused by brain injury — most commonly stroke.

Group members practiced using their listening skills to follow step-by-step directions to paint a moonlit lake scene. Some members had to paint using their non-dominant hand. Everyone had a great time interacting and encouraging each other.

The Aphasia Education Group supports patients, families and friends who have been affected by aphasia, an acquired language disorder that can happen most commonly as a result of stroke or brain injury. Meetings are divided into time for discussion of topics associated with aphasia and time for people to practice communicating with each other, said Mindy Myers, MA, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist.

The Aphasia Education Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at the Christiana Hospital, 10-11 a.m. in Room 1000. For more information, e-mail mmyers@christianacare.org.

Photo gallery: Aphasia Education Group