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U of I holding event about aphasia

The University of Iowa is holding a public talk (June 17) on aphasia -- a condition that affects more than one million individuals in the United States. After a stroke or brain injury, people who have difficulty speaking or understanding speech may have aphasia.

The talk, "Hope, Humor and Healing," will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 17, in the auditorium (room 308) of the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center on the University of Iowa campus. The speaker will be Megan Timothy, who will share her personal experience with aphasia following a stroke seven years ago at age 60 and subsequent experience regaining her speech.

The event is hosted by the UI Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders as part of National Aphasia Awareness Month. Refreshments will be served.

 --Learn more about Timothy's experience at http://megantimothy.com.

--Learn more about aphasia at http://www.aphasia.org.

-- For information about aphasia support groups, contact Jean Gordon, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, at jean-k-gordon@uiowa.edu or 319-335-8729.

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