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 and start writing down the names of family members. If you have trouble writing, get a friend or family member to help you write down the names after you speak them.


Next, come up with one word that describes each person. Are they funny? Caring? Thoughtful? Weird? Try to describe them in one word.


Finally, challenge the rest of your family to do the same. When everyone has their list, jump onto a group video call via Zoom or hold a family meeting in your living room. Compare your lists and have a good time letting people know how you see them and learn how they see you with this fun word game.


You can play it over and over again, choosing celebrities, distant cousins, or political figures——in other words, people everyone in the group would know in common.


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 April 1st. 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.