“Supporting self-determination in people with aphasia” 

the Life Interests & value cards

Launched by the Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the LIV cards are a tested resource for direct communication with someone who is living with aphasia.

$185.00* (includes shipping)

* $225.00 for international orders


Aphasia Access Members will receive a $20 discount
(Discount appears at checkout w/ successful login)


The LIv cards:

  • Allow direct communication with your client, family member, or friend with aphasia (or other language difficulties) about valued life activities
  • Facilitate goal-setting in therapeutic sessions, assessments, and everyday conversations
  • Contain engaging black-and-white drawings depicting life activities in four categories: Home & Community, Creative & Relaxing, Physical, and Social
  • Include materials to communicate about mood states and activity adaptation

Your Boxed set includes:

  • Instruction manual
  • Reproducible scoring sheets
  • 95 durable activity cards
  • 8 symbol cards to support sorting 
  • 11 emotion cards to identify mood states
  • 7 adaptation cards showing alternative ways of engaging in activities
  • 6 composite cards showing conversation category

Created by a Top-Flight Team:

Katarina L. Haley, PhD, CCC-SLP
Jennifer L. Womack, MA, MS, OTR/L;
Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, ScD, CCC-SLP;
Denise Caignon MS, CCC-SLP;
Karen McCulloch PhD, PT
Illustrator: Stuart Helm

at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

making an impact

Having these cards as a tool in our toolbox has made a difference to so many that we serve...we are grateful to UNC for their gift to aphasia care.

thomas sather, phd, ccc-slp

university of wisconsin, eau claire

The LIV cards are a wonderful resource for both any aphasia program and teaching institution. We use our set frequently to help students to understand their client’s priorities and to foster client engagement in goal setting.

elizabeth hoover, phd, ccc-slp, BC-ANCDS

boston university