Adler Aphasia Center Offers Aphasia Communication Group in Bridgewater

Posted by: Elissa Goldstein on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

Maywood, NJ   The Adler Aphasia Center is currently offering a communication group for people with aphasia at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC in Bridgewater, NJ. This group provides those who have been diagnosed with aphasia an opportunity to socialize with others who share similar experiences, provide tips to communicate more effectively, and provide time to practice communication skills in a natural environment. Aphasia is a language disorder caused by stroke or other brain injury. It affects spoken language, reading and writing, but does not affect one’s intellect. This group is facilitated by a licensed speech language pathologist and is offered every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:30 am.

To learn more about this communication group, please contact Wendy Greenspan, M.A., CCC-SLP at 973.530.3981 or by email at For more information about the Adler Aphasia Center’s full-service programs in Maywood or West Orange, NJ, visit their website at or call 201.368.8585.

About the Adler Aphasia Center

The Adler Aphasia Center, a non-profit organization based in Maywood and West Orange, NJ, is an innovative post-rehabilitative therapeutic program that addresses the long-term needs of people with aphasia and their families. Aphasia is a language disorder caused by stroke or other brain injury. With almost 2,000,000 people diagnosed with aphasia in the U.S., it is the only center of its kind in the New York-New Jersey area. Considered the world leader in long-term, post-rehab community-based care for people with aphasia, this communication disorder affects 40% of all stroke and brain trauma survivors. The Adler Aphasia Center at JCC MetroWest, our newest satellite program partially funded by The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey and The Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest NJ, opened its doors in May, 2012 in West Orange. The Center recently started its first aphasia communication group at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center in Bridgewater, NJ, in 2013. The programs and activities offered at the Adler Aphasia Center and facilitated by speech language pathologists and healthcare professionals, all share the primary goals of enhancing the communication skills of its members and providing opportunities for social and peer support, while building members’ self-esteem and self-confidence. The Center also addresses the needs of the caregiver by providing support groups since this language disorder affects the entire family. The Center offers training and educational programs in order to share its unique model of care with a national and international audience of health care professionals, consumers, educators, students, speech-language pathologists and others interested in improving the quality of life for those persons affected by aphasia. In addition, the Center is actively engaged in research efforts that examine the impact of its programs and offer innovative approaches to individual treatment. Adler Aphasia Center has been awarded the 2013 Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Award and the Rehabilitation Center of the Year at the 2011 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Award Program. The Center is also the recipient of the 2011 Nonprofit Leadership Award from Children’s Aid and Family Services. Founded in 2003 by Elaine and Mike Adler, its mission is simple: to be a vital resource to anyone whose life or profession is touched by aphasia.

60 West Hunter Ave., Maywood, NJ 07607 • 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052

201.368.8585 • Fax 201.587.1909



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