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Aphasia Programs

Speech-Language & Hearing Associates of Greater Boston, PC

Speech-Language & Hearing Associates of Greater Boston has been providing evaluation and treatment of aphasia to adults in greater Boston since August , 2000. We are a group practice of licensed speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and occupational therapists. We also provide evaluation and treatment of other communicative disorders in adults (e.g., dyspraxia, dysarthria, Parkinson’s Disease). We address speech, language, reading , writing, social pragmatics, and problem solving skills. Our intensive individual therapies are holistic in approach, focused on improving patient communication, family interaction, and quality of life.

We are open 6 days a week year-round, with two convenient locations in Medfield and  Plainville, MA. Visit our website: www.speechlanguageandhearingassociates.com. We accept most insurances and Medicare.

Contact: Maura G. Marks, Ph.D., Au.D., CCC-A/SLP, FAAA

Speech-Language & Hearing Associates of Greater Boston, PC
5 North Meadows Rd., Medfield, MA 02052
Phone: (508) 359-4532
30 Man-Mar Drive, Unit 4
Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 695-6848

Communication Partners (Online Aphasia Group)

You don’t have to live in a metropolitan area to receive quality speech therapy. With a simple computer set-up, anyone can participate with an expert speech therapist and meet others with aphasia. This program is unique in that it incorporates all areas necessary to improve communication skills related to aphasia. Caregivers are encouraged to participate and learn more about the disorder that affects their loved one. Individuals with aphasia have the opportunity to regain communication skills in this carefully crafted course, developed and led by a speech-language pathologist. There is homework, online education with the speech therapist, and group discussion and practice. Members learn to support each other and grow to understand their own strengths and communication needs. One-on-one therapy can be implemented to further enhance language development.

Please visit www.eugenespeechtherapy.com/communicationpartners

Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS)

 ABOUT OUR LAB

The Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS) is a cognitive neurology laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. Our lab uses non-invasive brain stimulation techniques to look at how the brain works and recovers from injury. We are interested in how the brain recovers language abilities after a stroke and how we can use brain stimulation to assist in recovery.

Our lab uses two type of noninvasive brain stimulation: 1) transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and 2) transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).

WHAT IS TMS?

TMS uses a magnetic pulses to stimulate specific areas of the brain from outside the head. TMS is performed with a copper-and-plastic coil that is held directly on top of the scalp. The coil creates a magnetic field, which can affect brain cells in specific brains locations. In fact, TMS is powerful enough to make brain cells fire!

WHAT IS tDCS?

tDCS uses a mild electrical current to stimulate large areas of the brain from outside the head. tDCS is typically performed with two electrodes, placed inside saline soaked sponges, which are held on the head with a headband. tDCS changes how responsive certain areas of the brain are by increasing the likelihood that brain cells will fire.

APHASIA RESEARCH

Our lab focuses our research efforts on investigating the use of non-invasive brain stimulation to improve language symptoms of aphasia. Our lab does work with both post-stroke aphasia and primary progressive aphasia. Mainly, we are interested in whether TMS and tDCS can be used as a therapeutic technique to improve speech production. We are also interested in the brain’s ability to adapt to change, which is called “neuroplasticity.” We explore what factors make some people more likely to regain language functioning after a stroke.

If you are interested in learning more about our research or participating, please visit our website: https://www.med.upenn.edu/lcns/

 

High Quality Home Therapy

Aphasia can be difficult to manage.  We at High Quality Home Therapy understand this well and have aphasia experts on our team. We offer individualized therapy sessions as well as group sessions with our skilled and licensed speech and language pathologists (speech therapists) and occupational therapists.  We also have a dedicated team of physical therapists, massage therapists and personal trainers all who love their jobs.  Our office is located conveniently off of exit 35 of the Merritt Parkway in Stamford, Connecticut and we also can arrange for one of our therapists to come to you, if that’s more convenient.  We accept Medicare and are out of network with all other insurance carriers, but we will maximize your coverage – we promise!  Being out of network allows us to spend more time with our patients and makes our therapists very, very happy, which results in better care for our patients because happy therapists make for happy patients!  We are also involved in clinical research, keeping us cutting edge so we stand out from our peers.  Would love to help you or your loved one!

South Texas Rehabilitation Hospital

If you’re looking for a rehabilitation hospital for you or your loved one, we hope you will consider South Texas Rehabilitation Hospital. We provide specialized rehabilitative services to patients throughout Cameron County and surrounding areas in the greater South Texas region who are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions. We provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services to people recovering from disabilities caused by injuries or illnesses. We help our patients regain their physical or cognitive abilities so they can return home at their highest level of independence.

Minnesota Connect Aphasia Now (MnCAN)

MnCAN is a non-profit dedicated to helping people with aphasia improve their quality of life and live fully and independently within their communities. We provide conversation practice groups for people with aphasia and supports the Voices Moving Forward aphasia choir.

MnCAN is based on the life participation approach to aphasia and supported conversation strategies and is located in the Minneapolis/ St Paul area and outstate locations.

Meeting day and times vary per site; weekly meetings are held during 12 week Fall, 12 week Spring and 8 week Summer sessions.  Meetings are 90 minutes long.  MnCAN bills tuition; financial support is available.

Contact Julia Halvorson, Executive Director at [email protected] or check www.mncan.org for more information.

MnCAN Conversation Group Locations:
Burnsville, MN
Lester Prairie, MN
St. Paul, MN
Waconia, MN
Wayzata, MN
Minneapolis, MN
Rochester, MN

Neuro Rehab Network

Neuro Rehab Network

Speech Therapy Services for Individuals with Aphasia after Stroke and Brain Injury

Julie Rowlett is a Speech Language Pathologist who has worked with individuals with neurologic impairments such as Aphasia for over 15 years. Her private practice, Neuro Rehab Network, utilizes research based treatment approaches to help patients regain function and restore communication skills after stroke and brain injury.  Neuro Rehab Network works with patients and families to understand Aphasia and provide them with strategies to communicate in new ways while making meaningful connections with those around them. Using group and individual sessions both at home, in the therapy office, and in the community, we focus on life participation. We strive to restore confidence, improve coping skills and offer a plan on how to live successfully with aphasia.

Areas of expertise include Primary Progressive Aphasia, Apraxia of Speech, Aphasia, communication groups, and family training.  We are based out of Howard County, MD.  Please contact Julie Rowlett to set up a complimentary phone consultation at 410-645-1001 or at [email protected]

Learn more at:

www.neurorehabnetwork.org

 

 

 

University at Buffalo-The Aphasia Group

Contact:  Caroline Lewandowski, MA, CCC/SLP @ 716-829-5532

The University at Buffalo Aphasia Group is for people looking to practice their language skills in a social setting while engaging in stimulating conversation, playing games, discussing movies, books, music, and supoorting each other!  All levels of communicative ability are welcome.  The group is led by our talented graduate clinicians, and supervised by Caroline Lewandowski, MA, CCC/SLP.

 

 

 

Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy

The Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy is designed for anyone who is experiencing aphasia and would like to improve his or her communication skills. Led by a speech-language pathologist with expertise in language disorders, small group sessions provide a comfortable and supportive environment for participants to practice their skills through real-life activities. Programming is “club” based and includes: book club, technology club, music club, fitness club, math club, game club, and cooking club. Services are provided on 11-week time frames with clients attending once per week for three hours. The center is located at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, IL. Contact Michelle Armour, M.S., CCC-SLP at 630-909-8562 or visit http://marianjoy.org/rehab-technology/MARTI/aphasia.aspx  for details.

Chicago Aphasia Network (CAN)

The Chicago Aphasia Network (‘CAN’) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in Chicago, IL. We strive to inspire our members to lead meaningful, joyful lives. We believe a strong social support network is an important component of living with a disability. All CAN events are free.

Aphasia Support Group

  • What: Supportive atmosphere for meeting others affected by aphasia. Share your story, meet people, discuss. Occasional workshops and guest speakers. Free coffee and tea.
  • When: Every 1st Saturday, 1:00-2:30pm
  • Where: Gill Park Community Center, 825 W Sheridan Rd., Chicago, 60613
  • Who: Individuals with aphasia, caregivers, and other family and friends. Caregivers are welcome to come solo.

Aphasia Coffee Chat

  • What: Practice speaking in public with a non-judgmental community. This event is led by an individual with aphasia.
  • When: Every 3rd Wednesday, 3:00-4:30pm.
  • Where: Kitchen Sink Cafe, 1107 W Berwyn Ave, Chicago, 60640
  • Who: Individuals with aphasia

 

www.chicagoaphasianetwork.org

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