One Aphasia Action is a set of small, actionable activities you can do from home that will help you retain speech progress.

Write out all of the letters in the alphabet in a single column, and then come up with a word that starts with each letter. You can make it easier by only listing common letters — such as M, S, R, T, P, L, N — or only vowels. But you can also make it harder by having to either name or write more than one word per letter.

Mix it up by also creating categories. For instance, write “Songs” at the top of your alphabet list, and try to come up with a song title for each letter. You can also turn this into a game by taking turns with a communication partner. You name A, they name B, and so on until you get to the end of the list.

You can find all of the One Aphasia Action activities on this list. This works best if you start on Day 1 and work at your own pace, even if you’re finding this project long after it has started. Try every activity, even if you only do it once. Keep doing the activities you like, repeating them the next day along with the new activity, and drop the ones that don’t work for you.