Adler Aphasia Center

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Adler Aphasia Center

Our Mission is to Enrich The Lives Of People With Aphasia, Their Families, And Communities.

What Is Aphasia?
Aphasia is a language disorder that typically impairs all 4 areas of language. Aphasia affects a person’s ability to speak, understand spoken language, read, and write.

This frustrating condition affects a person’s ability to communicate but typically does not affect his or her intellect. It’s important to remember that a person with aphasia knows what they want to say, it’s just hard to find the words. Someone’s internal thinking remains; the ability to access and express those ideas is impacted.

Full-Service Program

  • Discussion groups (to engage in conversation and practice new strategies with others with similar communication challenges)
  • Topic-based groups such as book club, travel, comedy, history, movies, etc.
  • One-on-one computer sessions with a volunteer
  • Group-based technology sessions using iPads
  • Performing arts activities such as choral singing, Improv, mock court, drama, etc.
  • Wellness activities such as art, yoga, exercise, gardening, cooking, etc.
  • Support groups (offered as separate sessions for people with aphasia and for caregivers)
  • Advocacy projects and aphasia education training sessions

Aphasia Communication Groups
Participants learn effective communication strategies, make new social connections with other people who also have aphasia, and build their confidence and self-esteem. The Aphasia Communication Groups meet twice a month for two hours per session and are facilitated by Adler-trained Speech-Language Pathologists. These groups offer rolling admission so a person with aphasia may join a group at any time.

Virtual Aphasia Meet-Ups
Our Virtual Aphasia Meet-Ups program aims to connect people with aphasia for one hour every week over Zoom. These Meet-Ups are for people with aphasia who are not members of the Adler Aphasia Center. Sessions are currently free, but registration is required.

These groups can:

  • strengthen communication skills
  • build relationships with other people with aphasia
  • provide an online community for support
  • build self-esteem

Caregiver Support Groups
Our Center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for them as well, through professional support. The Center’s unique caregiver support groups help to build a strong social network with other caregivers and include coping strategies and ways to find respite.

For more information about our caregiver program and support groups, contact [email protected]

Age Groups
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Community Services
Arts & Recreation
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Payment Options
  • Free
  • Low Cost / Donation
  • Scholarships / Financial Aid
  • Self Pay
Areas Served
  • Atlantic County
  • Bergen County
  • Camden County
  • Essex County
  • Middlesex County
  • Ocean County
  • Somerset County
  • Union County

Last Updated: 05/14/24