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Organization: March of Dimes Canada - Peterborough - Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program  
Toll-Free: 1-800-567-0315 ext 6216
Northminster United Church
300 Sunset Blvd
Peterborough, ON
K9H 5L3
Location: Peterborough
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Thu 9am-12noon and 1pm-3:30pm
Public Contacts: June Thurston - Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program Assistant
905-773-7758 ext 6272 *
Service Description: Aphasia is one of the communication disabilities that can occur after stroke, brain injury or brain illness. It may be hard to talk, to understand spoken words, to read and write.

Adult conversation groups:
  • Provide mutual aid and peer support
  • Encourage the use of supportive communication strategies
  • Incorporate Life History Communication Books and communication aids.
  • Volunteer and staff work together to design and develop “aphasia-friendly” and communicatively accessible programs.

Other Services:
  •  Information and Referral
  • Advocacy, Education, and Awareness Raising
  • Workshops for clients, families, and volunteers
  • Training for staff of other facilities and community agencies
  • Speech-Language Pathology and Communication Disorder Assistant student mentorship opportunities.

Application: Self referral-website or telephone,
Eligibility / Target Population: Assessment required by SLP * Adults 18 years of age or older living with aphasia or other acquired communication disabilities due to stroke, brain injury, or brain illness.
Languages: English
Area Served:
See Also: Diseases and Conditions Support Groups
Speech and Language

This information was last completely updated on February 8, 2018

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