CSD students to host Aphasia Awareness Month event June 4

Join us for a Burger Bash at the Filling Station in support of National Aphasia Awareness Month!

Aphasia Awareness Month poster
National Aphasia Awareness Month is a national campaign to increase public education around the language disorder, and to recognize those with aphasia and those who are living with or caring for someone with aphasia. Aphasia is an impairment in language that can develop after a stroke or other brain injury, and it causes impairment in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. People with aphasia can have difficulty finding the words they want to say, talking on the phone, ordering at restaurants, following directions, and participating in conversations. It is estimated that about 2 million people in the United States are living with aphasia, but  84.5% of Americans state that they’ve never heard the term aphasia. You can learn more about aphasia and access educational materials here.

How can you help?

Join us at the Filling Station in Fairhaven for a special event honoring National Aphasia Awareness Month! Students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) have partnered with the Filling Station to design an aphasia-friendly menu and a language-enriched environment to support the dining experience of those with aphasia. The Filling Station will donate 10%  of the proceeds earned during the event to the WWU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic to support assessment and treatment for those with aphasia. Student representatives will be at the Filling Station from Noon to 2 p.m. and from 5-8 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Event: Burger Bash for Aphasia Awareness

Location: Filling Station in Fairhaven (1138 Finnegan Way, Bellingham)

Date: Monday, June 4

Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.