Every year another 80,000 people acquire aphasia. This means that about one million people today have lost some of their prior ability to understand and speak easily. Aphasia takes away language skills but not intellect. Communication therapy aims to unmask that intellect and allow persons with aphasia to express themselves more freely.
The program is designed for adults with aphasia of any severity level from mild to severe. Participants will receive 2 hours of treatment, 4 days a week - of which 1 hour is individual work and 1 hour is small group work. We will provide an appropriate multiple modality treatment and a treatment that requires using spoken language only. These treatments aim to improve speaking and overall participation in conversation.
Additional information: brochure coming soon.
The program coordinator is Deborah Insalaco PhD, CCC, SLP. Dr. Insalaco is an associate professor and clinical supervisor at Buffalo State. She specializes in neurogenic communication disorders, facilitates a weekly aphasia support group, and was active in the American Stroke Association’s ShareGivers™ program.
To determine eligibility a comprehensive speech-language evaluation will be conducted. Please call to schedule. The length of the evaluation session is approximately 2 hours.
If a recent evaluation (dated 09/01/20 or later) has been completed at another clinic and the required testing administered, this evaluation may be waived upon submission of a full evaluation report (summaries cannot be accepted).
The total cost for the program is $250, due on the first day of the program.
For applications to be considered, all of the following must be received on or before May 21, 2021:
Please send completed registration forms to:
Caudell Hall 149
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
(Please note: if you have received a Speech-Language Evaluation at another clinic or have had other evaluations completed such as an Auditory Processing Evaluation, Hearing Screening, or a Psychological Evaluation, please include copies of those reports with your registration forms.)
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