Founded in 1996, the MossRehab Aphasia Center meets the long-term communication and psychosocial needs of individuals who have been affected by aphasia. It is a warm and welcoming place where people can find information and peer support, as well as participate in research and treatment.
The Aphasia Center provides focused and meaningful intervention at strategic points in the recovery process. This can occur through short-term outpatient therapy in the Advance Clinical Therapy (ACT) program, through the various groups and classes in the Aphasia Activity Center, or through participation in research at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI).
MossRehab Aphasia Center was founded on several basic principles:
- Recovery from aphasia involves a life-long process of re-education, adaptation and support.
- Under the right conditions, people with aphasia can continue to recover even years after the onset of aphasia.
- Participating in social, recreational and educational activities reduces isolation and helps people with aphasia and their families make psychosocial adjustments.
- Individuals with aphasia and their families can play an important role in increasing public awareness of aphasia.