U-M Aphasia Program: Intensive and Individualized Aphasia Therapy
The University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) helps people with aphasia find their voice again. We do this through intensive, individualized, and innovative speech language therapy. The U-M Aphasia Program has been focusing on treating the person and not the disorder for more than 80 years. As the first aphasia-specific program in the U.S., the U-M Aphasia Program pioneered the intensive model. We have spent decades exploring and applying science-based approaches for helping people with aphasia recover communication skills.
Life Participation Approach to Aphasia Treatment
We take a Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA) treatment, which focuses on developing and strengthening skills to build independence. We take a collaborative approach where the person with aphasia, their family, and the speech-language pathologists (SLP) are a team, working toward accomplishing life goals. Our clinicians develop a work plan to boost confidence, skills and quality of life through individualized plans for each client and their care partners.
What Makes U-M Aphasia Program Different?
In addition to our long tradition to providing care for people with aphasia (check out this video from the 1950s!), we also embrace new and innovative techniques. Another mark of our program is the intensity – our basic approach includes 25 therapy hours a week, with the option to add or go down from there, depending on the individual. A core part of our approach is to include and educate care partners; we offer a care partner education curriculum, group meetings, access to therapy sessions, social connections specifically for care partners and families, and more.
Does the Intensive, Individual Approach for Aphasia Therapy Work?
The growing body of research on intensive aphasia therapy programs shows intensity is key in helping people with aphasia build communication skills and independence, depending on type of aphasia and other variables. In our own clients, we have seen the difference intensive therapy can make. To learn more, see Aphasia Program Client Outcomes.
Contact the U-M Aphasia Program
If you are interested in learning more about our program, the intensive approach, what we can do for you, speaking with a former or current client, or just learning more about aphasia therapy in general, please contact us:
Voices of Hope for Aphasia, Inc
Voices of Hope for Aphasia reconnects people in the Tampa Bay area, living with aphasia, with their lives through innovative programs. Our programs:
- rebuild self-esteem through successful experiences,
- improve the communication accessibility of the community,
- foster communication in groups,
- provide training and tools to improve relationships with family and friends,
- and educate the public about aphasia.
We are a place where the voices of people living with aphasia are acknowledged. We work to provide the communication bridges that will help people with aphasia do the things that are most important to them, and take part in their own life.
Our 5 Programs are:
- Living with Aphasia – weekly group activities that encourage participation and support communication
- “I have aphasia – Now what?” Workshop – a two-day workshop for the whole family to learn about aphasia and gain skills in supported communication to use at home.
- Family & Friends of Aphasia – Support Groups and social outings because we are all affected and need support
- STARS Technology Program – providing hands-on training and support in the use of technology
- Max Adventures – Outings provide new and exciting activities for those with aphasia to get out and explore in a supportive and aphasia-friendly environment.
Call us at 727.249.1953 for more information or visit our website www.vohapahsia.org to see all our programs and a calendar of upcoming events.
Nevada State College- Speech-Language Pathology Clinic
Located in Henderson, Nevada, we are a new graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology. Graduate clinicians, guided by expert speech-language pathology faculty can provide individual sessions and group therapy, as per availability of space. Several of our faculty have extensive experience with diagnosis and rehabilitation for Persons with Aphasia. As of Fall of 2020, a group program for writing and keyboarding will be initiated. As of Fall of 2021, we will be opening a facility clinic at the new Christensen Education Building on campus. Please contact Angel Ball, Ph.D. CCC-SLP Program Director if you have questions.
BE CONNECTED office 702-992-2535 | Angel.Ball@nsc.edu
BE HERE 1300 Nevada State Drive | DA 135 | Henderson, NV 89002
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Kathryn’s career as speech-language pathologist (1969 to 2019) was primarily in the area of home health care. My focus is to enhance the quality of life of those experiencing communication and cognitive deficits. It began with creating a series of Therapy Guides for Stroke Rehabilitation in 1977. Many more products have since been created and I like to share my blogs, articles, webinars, podcasts, etc with caregivers, families and professionals.. As a national motivational speaker, I offer programs for support groups, caregivers, families, social workers, nurses, therapists, nursing home administrators and activity professionals to increase awareness of the role of a speech-language pathologist as an essential part of the team. More recently my focus has been on Brain Health/Memory Fitness programs for individuals who want yo focus on cognitive health and successful aging. In addition I have created an extensive series of Brain Teaser products available at a variety of levels with sample pages at www.connectionsincommunication.com
” The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes” Marcel Proust
Infinite Speech Swallowing and Neurological Rehabilitation, LLC.
We provide adult speech-language pathology services in the comfort of your home. Providing speech therapy in the home allows for convenience as well as allows for the client to rehabilitate in their natural environment. With both personal and professional experience, we understand how to work with my clients to ensure that they receive the best care possible. Our thoughtful and personalized approach means that we are fully committed to the health and well-being of all clients. We strongly believe in and support patient autonomy and utilize it every step along the path to rehabilitation.
Licensed by the Florida State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Certified in LSVT LOUD (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment), a voice program designed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease with applications in other neurological diseases
We currently service Central Palm Beach county and surrounding areas.
- Swallow difficulty (dysphagia)
- cognitive-communication disorders
- voice disorders
- speech disorders
- expressive/receptive language disorders
Owner: Chanel Morris-Stephens, M.A., CCC-SLP
Phone (561) 463-8299
Fax (561) 200-2451
Lake Worth, FL 33463
Mollie E. Webb Speech and Hearing Center-LSUHSC Shreveport
Mollie E. Webb is the Communication Disorders graduate program at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport. MEW teaches graduate level classes in Aphasia and related disorders, evaluates, treats and provides a weekly Aphasia Group.
Stroke Educator, Inc.
Stroke Educator, Inc. is conducting a national “Aphasia Awareness” campaign dedicated to educating people about stroke and aphasia, an impairment of language that is often the result of a stroke. It is the fifth year of the campaign and he has spoken at 25 states so far.
Big Sky Aphasia Program
The mission of the Big Sky Aphasia Program (BSAP) at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana is to provide a center for aphasia rehabilitation, to foster a community for individuals living with aphasia in Montana, and to train student clinicians in the health professions. We are the only rehabilitation center in the state of Montana that focuses on living with aphasia. We are the only aphasia rehabilitation center with expertise in clinical aphasiology, thus providing a context for interprofessional clinical care, student training, and research.
The Big Sky Aphasia Program offers assessment, individual treatment, individual tele-health, free, drop-in aphasia groups and clubs, caregiver support groups and caregiver group counseling, and intensive comprehensive aphasia programs (ICAPs). All services are delivered by graduate student clinicians in the School of Speech, Language, Hearing, & Occupational Sciences under the direct supervision of state-licensed and nationally-certified speech-language pathologists with expertise in aphasia management.
University of Maryland Hearing and Speech Clinic
The University of Maryland Hearing and Speech Clinic offers a variety of opportunities for people with aphasia, their family and friends. This includes individual therapy, aphasia groups, research, education, communication partner training and more.
We are now recruiting for a Therapy study for Spring 2020 semesters. Check our the flyer tVNS recuitment flyer or visit the study website https://hesp.umd.edu/clinic/tvns
Visit our site for more information https://hesp.umd.edu/clinic/aphasia
Lakisha Dawkins M.A. CCC-SLP
We come to you! Adult speech therapy services conveniently in the client’s natural communication environment.