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2014 RAISE Award medallion

Outstanding Support Group

Marywood University's Aphasia Group

This award honors a stroke support group for making an innovative and robust impact on the lives of stroke survivors, caregivers and others impacted by stroke through connection, empowerment and education.

Under the new leadership of Marla Kovatch since Fall 2013, the Marywood University's Aphasia Group has gone though many changes and emerged as a very strong support group. This free, community-service support group is made up of people living with stroke at any stage of their recovery and includes family members and caregivers. Through group discussion, organized language and literacy activities, they aim to encourage independence while maximizing speech, language, and reading skills.  Every member is paired with a speech-language pathology major graduate student who assists the individual needs and skills of the person with aphasia.  The group not only provides ways to challenge their members in speech, language, and literacy, but also provides inspiration, motivation, and empowerment.

2014 RAISE winner Marywood University Aphasia Group

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RAISE Awards program is supported by funding provided by Colorado Business Bank and Genentech Inc.

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