Aphasia Support Group Offered at Medical City North Hills

A new support group for those suffering with aphasia and their families is now being offered at Medical City North Hills in North Richland Hills.

Aphasia, a medical condition affecting a person’s ability to express and understand written and spoken language, impacts over 200,000 Americans each year.

Aphasia is normally a result of stroke or head injury but it can also develop from a slow growing brain tumor or disease. The main treatment for aphasia is normally speech therapy, once the underlying cause is treated.

The support group will be held at noon on the third Friday of each month at the Calloway Surgical Center, 4300 City Point Drive, Suite 101. The Calloway Creek Building is near the Medical City North Hills campus and just behind the new City of North Richland Hills complex.

The first meeting is Friday, May 20 and will be conducted by the Medical City North Hills speech pathology team and the hospital’s stroke program coordinator.

For additional information, call, (817) 255-1672. RSVPs are welcomed but not required.