Studies have shown that intensive aphasia treatment results in greater gains compared to non-intensive therapy. Research also indicates that intensive aphasia therapy is beneficial at any stage of recovery – acute, post-acute, or chronic.
The Center’s four-week Intensive Aphasia Program provides over 60 hours of intensive individual and group therapy to individuals with mild to severe aphasia.
Each client undergoes a comprehensive evaluation to develop appropriate goals for the program. Participants receive 3 hours of individual therapy and 1 hour of group therapy per day, 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday), over the course of 4 weeks.
Education and support services for family members and caregivers are offered. Eligible participants may enroll in research studies conducted by Northwestern University’s Aphasia and Neurolinguistic Research Laboratory. (Participation in studies may happen before or after therapy on some days, and/or on Fridays.)
Enrollment in the Intensive Aphasia Program is limited to ensure the highest degree of care to each client, and to be able to customize every client’s program. We do not admit more than 3 intensive clients during any given quarter of treatment.
Dates: The four-week intensive program is offered throughout the year.
Dates for 2020:
- Winter 2020: January 27 through February 20
- Spring 2020: April 20 through May 14
- Summer 2020: July 13 through August 6
Schedule: Monday through Thursday
Location: Northwestern University, Evanston Campus
The Center also offers ongoing treatment for aphasia and other speech, language, and cognitive needs in individual or group sessions. Services are directed by faculty who are licensed and certified speech-language pathologists and supervise graduate students in patient care.
Northwestern University Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning
2315 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Call 847-491-3165 for information.
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