Aphasia Film Forum
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We are pleased to offer our newest product, "Aphasia Film Forum" exercises.  These materials consist of a variety of helpful tools for therapists, and partners of people with aphasia to use before, during, and after watching movies.  In this way, people with aphasia can have a more enjoyable experience and be supported in a relevant conversation about the movie afterward.  We see "Aphasia Film Forum" as a natural extension of the Life Participation philosophy.  In therapy sessions, clinicians may find the materials helpful in providing conversational practice, encouraging alternative communication, and enhancing interpersonal exchange.  Each packet also includes a set of clinical practice exercises that are optional, but may be used in conjunction with the movie packet. Currently, we are offering a variety of film packets.  Each costs $5.00 via PayPal from this page.  The introduction, sold separately,  provides a detailed explanation for use of the materials, examples, and blank movie templates, with which you can create your own materials, based on any movie you select.  Each item is a downloadable PDF file, sent to your computer on receipt of payment.  Come back to this page often as we add more movies to the repertoire.  We hope you enjoy this activity as much as we do!

Aphasia Film Forum Introduction, Examples, and Blank Film Templates


Order the Introduction to Aphasia Film Forum for specific instructions on how to use the templates in each film packet, as well as a set of blank templates to create your own materials for any film you like.
Film Packet for Milk: Starring Sean Penn. 2009 Academy Award Winner
Film Packet for Gran Torino: Directed by Clint Eastwood
Film Packet for Doubt:  Meryl Streep, Academy Award nominee
Film Packet for The Visitor: Best Actor Academy Award Nominee, 2009
Film Packet for Frozen River: Best Actress Nominee, Academy Awards 2009
Film Packet for Breach, starring Laura Linney
Film Packet for The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway
Film Packet for The Pursuit of Happiness, starring Will Smith
Film Packet for Juno, starring Ellen Page, with Allison Janney, Jennifer Garner, and Jason Bateman
Film Packet for Ray, Starring Jamie Fox as Ray Charles
Thematic Language Stimulation: The Workbook
Although we no longer have spiral bound copies of our popular workbook, Thematic Language Stimulation, we do have a PDF ZIP file which you can download to your computer.  This easy to print version contains 23 topical units, each with 12 multimodality exercises.  Explore such topics as, "Shop Till You Drop," "Travel," "War and Peace," and 20 others, all created with eight vocabulary items around which a set of exercises is organized:

  • Repetition/Oral Reading
  • Speech Stimulation/Production
  • Copying
  • Categorization
  • Sentence Fill-ins
  • Yes/No Questions
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Sentence Construction
  • Sentence Correction
  • Paragraph Reading
  • Conversational Questions
In addition, TLS includes blank templates for exercises, ready for you to create, using original themes with the vocaulary you select, based on the needs of your clients.  Shirley and Marilyn have described this approach in Chapter 16 of Roberta Chapey's 2008 edition of Language Intervention Strategies in Adult Aphasia, and they have presented on this topic in five states, as well as at ASHA convention.  The current workbook includes introductory comments and instructions for using the material in formats that adhere to the principles of stimulation therapy as exemplified in the work of Hildred Schuell.

Click on the PayPal button below to purchase a copy, sent to you via email.  NJ Residents will be required to add  sales tax. 

Please note:  TLS is copyrighted material, and users are permitted to photocopy or utilize for clinical purposes only. We would appreciate it if you would honor our intellectual property, and not share the Zip file with other SLP's.  Thank you.

Thematic Language Stimulation: Zip File only