HARC host a Summer Extern from the Shell Internship Program through Volunteer Houston
Conversation Groups: Participants with aphasia communicate together about various current events, news or personal topics of their choice in a supported, interactive environment. Small and large group opportunities are available.
Show and Share Conversation: Participants choose a topic or bring items to share with the group to stimulate a lively conversation with question and answer opportunities for both the presenter and the other participants.
Book Club/Reading Workshop: Popular novels are read in an aphasia-friendly group that utilizes worksheets and activities to guide a lively discussion. This group sharpens reading skills through a variety of activities coupled with group discussion about the material.
Conversational Games: Language games are used to work on language skills as a team.
HARC Homeroom: This is an individualized environment where participants can practice language skills by doing worksheets and projects at their leisure, supported by a volunteer.
Writing Workshop: Participants practice writing skills while sharing ideas and providing peer feedback.
Aphasia Community Taskforce (ACT): Participants who are passionate about educating and spreading awareness about aphasia in the community work together to achieve this goal.
Newsletter: Participants create and organize HARC’s monthly participant newsletter: Aphasia Speaks.
Tech Chat: Participants work together to share information and problem solve current technology and what supports are available/useful for functional communication. (programs, apps, phones, Ipads, tablets, email)
Participant Support Chat: Participants communicate with social work support about various topics pertinent to their recovery and living successfully with aphasia.
Challenge Groups: Advanced groups designed for participants who desire an extra challenge.
Music and Language: Music is used to facilitate communication and language through a variety of activities. Led by a licensed music therapist.
Art Expression: Various forms of artistic expression are employed to create projects that expand thoughts and feelings through different art media. Led by a licensed art therapist.
Exercise: Participants engage in exercise, endurance and strengthening activities in a fun environment.
Computer Lab: With multiple computers our staff and volunteers assist participants with various programs which work on expression, comprehension, reading and writing. Internet access is available for various projects.
In Spanish: For the many Spanish speaking individuals living with aphasia in our community there has been a lack of support and resources for long-term recovery. Beginning with a kickoff celebration on Friday, June 5, 2015, HARC en Español will offer language-based programs in Spanish every Friday.
* Groups vary on a semester basis as participants' needs and interests warrant. See our current semester program schedule for specifics.