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

Take out a piece of paper, load a blank screen, or pick up your recorder (in other words, use whatever communication form you want to practice at the moment, whether it is writing, typing, or speaking). Put a single word at the top (or speak a single word) — “food.” Now start listing examples of food. Can’t get to ten examples? Go into the kitchen and peer into the pantry. Name what you see.

Try this with other categories: clothing, furniture, things that are green. In fact, try to think up a new category every morning. You can list words while you walk, or try to find examples as you move through your day.

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.