Andrew Padfield: Against the Odds

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“By choosing PACT we were choosing hope. We were choosing that this little boy was going to live.” Michelle Kees, Ph.D. About Andrew Padfield The story of Andrew Padfield is about fighting against the odds. A story of determination, hope, and love in the face of adversity. Andrew was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumor in his cerebellum …

Aphasia Awareness Month: High-Quality Therapy at UMAP

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June is Aphasia Awareness Month We are excited to celebrate Aphasia Awareness throughout the month of June. During Aphasia Awareness Month we will be celebrating people with aphasia, sharing amazing success stories of our past clients and promoting our services for those unaware of the help available for those with aphasia. In the past year, the University of Michigan Aphasia …

Mental Health Awareness Month: Group Therapy Testimonials

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Not only is this month about building public recognition of the importance of mental health but also to inform people of what they can do to better their mental health and to celebrate the successes of those who already have. We want to thank several clients for participating in our group therapy and for helping …

Success with Language and Literacy Services

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In the past year, the University of Michigan Center for Language and Literacy continued its track record of success in offering high quality speech and language services. Therapy These services are comprised of therapy programs designed to rehabilitate a wide range of ages, from children of preschool age to students enrolled in college within the community. For younger children, therapy includes: …

Dr. Cheryl King on Strategies For Addressing Youth Suicide—And The Barriers to Effective Treatment

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We are very excited to announce that Dr. Cheryl King, director of the Institute for Human Adjustment, is a featured guest blogger on Care for Your Mind. Care for Your Mind Care for Your Mind is a place where thought leaders and advocates openly discuss the mental health care system. CFYM provides diverse perspectives from policy makers, mental health experts, medical professionals, and …

UCLL Recognizes Volunteers at Luncheon

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The University of Michigan Center for Langauge and Literacy (UCLL) hosted a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Friday, April 25 for their student volunteers. Diverse Areas of Study Our volunteers have a diverse background of study in linguistics, psychology, sports training, cognitive science and medicine.The students volunteer with clients in the computer labs, lead chair exercise classes, and participate as conversation partners. Special events, …

May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) is an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders, share stories and experiences, and promote resources and services. This May there are plenty of ways you can join the celebration. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is a national association comprised of speech pathologists, audiologists and speech, language, and health scientists. ASHA is generating a …

It Takes Two to Tango: Overcoming Your Relationship Challenges One Step at a Time

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These group sessions target couples specific areas of concern. This group fosters a supportive, educational environment in which we provide effective strategies for building strong relationship skills. Group Therapy for Couples Most couples will experience concerns at some point during their relationship. Our group assists couples in overcoming their relationship difficulties Features of Our Group Therapy: Designed for couples in …