We’re continuing with our affiliate highlight series, this time turning our eye to University of Louisiana Speech Language and Hearing Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.
What Makes the University of Louisiana Speech Language and Hearing Center Unique?
I am a Life Participation Approach to Aphasia provider, which includes a continuum of treatment and support services.
Great Success Stories
While for many clients and therapists the return to a former occupation is considered the ultimate success, this is not very common. Given the isolating and identity shaking effect of aphasia, my favorite success has always been when my clients reengage with the community, their family, and their network of friends, living successfully despite the changes post-aphasia.
They Love What They Do
It is most gratifying to work with the client as part of his family or social unit, compensating for aphasia as a relational disorder and not an individual one.
Services and Support Groups
Through the Aphasia Center of Acadiana in partnership with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, we offer individual and group treatment (having multiple groups), monthly support group meetings, and a monthly lunch bunch group.
Special Services for Caregivers
We offer caregiver education and training in how to communicate with your loved one and encourage them to live successfully with aphasia.
We are a University-based clinic that operates on a semester basis. Our clients complete individually tailored home programs during the time between semesters. Further, as a teaching institution, services are provided by Master’s degree seeking students under the supervision of Drs. Tetnowski and Lynch.
Do you live in the Lafayette, Louisiana area? Contact the University of Louisiana Speech Language and Hearing Center for speech services and support groups.
We’re spending 2018 highlighting our affiliates in order to make it easier for caregivers to find services for their loved ones. Are you an affiliate of the NAA and would like to be highlighted in a future installment? Please fill out the form and we’ll contact you.