Giving Blue Day: Give the Gift of Communication

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Tuesday, December 2nd is Giving Blue Day! Join in the national movement of Giving Tuesday by becoming a victor for language and donating to the Mary A. Rackham Institute’s University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL). Join us in changing the lives of adults and children who are affected by speech, language, and communication disorders.   Few things are as …

UCLL Director, Carol Persad, Speaks at ASHA Convention

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On Friday, November 21, University of Michigan Center of Language and Literacy Director Carol Persad presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Persad was one of the presenters at a session entitled “Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Programs (ICAPS): Illustrative Case Studies.”   The session walked through the intensive model for aphasia treatment and present case studies that …

Helping First Responders Understand Aphasia

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Gordon Krainen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, one of the senior speech-language pathologists at the University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP), recently visited the Ann Arbor Fire Station to inform the firefighters about aphasia. Because firefighters are first responders, it’s necessary to know how to communicate with people with aphasia in moments of crisis.   Gordon shared with the firefighters the specifics on …

Aphasia Program Sessions for 2015

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The University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) employes some of the best clinicians in speech pathology, speech therapy, and language therapy, who work closely with clients recovering from aphasia. UMAP has greatly benefited numerous individuals in the past who found success with our intensive speech therapy and other aphasia treatment tools. Upcoming Aphasia Program Sessions: Session A: Monday, 1/5 – Thursday, 1/29  (Seasonal Discount!) Session B: Monday, 2/2 – Thursday, 2/26 (Seasonal …