The Aphasia Challenge

June is National Aphasia Awareness month.  Recently the National Aphasia Association put forth a challenge in honor of this month to those of us who do not suffer from aphasia.  The challenge is simple, to “stand silently” with those affected by aphasia.  How?  Remain silent for ONE HOUR sometime during the month of June.  You may not use language for one hour.  Hand gestures, nodding your head and pointing are ok, just no spoken words.  Challenge yourself to do it at a time when  you would normally be interacting with others.  See how others interact with you and how isolating this disorder can be.  So I challenge you to stand silently in honor of those affected by aphasia.

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