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Walk Out of the Darkness: April at U-M

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The Mary A. Rackham Institute and its centers are participating in the U-M campus Out of the Darkness walk on Friday, April 7. All are welcome and invited to participate — either in walking or in helping support the cause via a “virtual” walk fundraiser. Mental health advocacy group Active Minds will host the event in conjunction with the American …

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop: Summer Session

Events, News, Parenting

The free Parenting Through Separation and Divorce workshop returns on Monday, May 1.  If you’re going through a separation or divorce and would like help navigating the pitfalls and potential minefields and to ensure your children are receiving the support they need, consider attending one or several of our free sessions. This program is also an approved alternative to the SMILE Program …

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Children’s Language Development Challenges Program

Events

Summer 2017 Core PACT Session: June 5-29, 2017 Language development program for children ages 18-36 months – Core PACT is 2 hours of therapy per day, 4 days per week, for 4 weeks. Core Preschool and Communication Therapy (Core PACT) is a program based on our popular and highly effective PACT program. Core PACT addresses the communication needs of children ages …

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Mastering the American Accent: A Workshop for Non-Native Speakers

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A Workshop to Enhance Student Communication Skills If English is not your first language, and you would like to work on your speaking and listening abilities, the University Center for Language and Literacy is offering a special program to help master the American accent and build your communication skills. The program will help you “hear” the American accent for better …

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Program for Children with Language Development Challenges

Events

Spring 2017 Core PACT Session – March 6-30, 2017 Language development program for children ages 18-36 months – Core PACT is 2 hours of therapy per day, 4 days per week, for 4 weeks. Core Preschool and Communication Therapy (Core PACT) is a program based on our popular and highly effective PACT program. Core PACT addresses the communication needs of children …

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Reducing Performance and Social Anxiety Group

Events

Ongoing Groups for Reducing Social Anxiety in Safe Setting People with social anxiety often worry about appearing incompetent, weak, awkward, or anxious in social situations. They may experience heart pounding, blushing, shaking, sweating and dry throat, or they may ruminate on how they come across to others. However, you don’t have to continue to suffer in silence. Our group therapy …

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Power Outage at Washington Street Office – UPDATED

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All services have resumed: Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. Thank you for your understanding while we worked to correct the issue. If You Have An Appointment Scheduled If you have an appointment scheduled for Jan. 13 before 11 a.m.,  you likely have already heard from one of our representatives to reschedule your time. If you have not heard …

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MARI Holiday Hours

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Please note that the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) has applied holiday hours for the end the year. We will be closed following the University of Michigan seasonal schedule, from Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016-Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. All MARI Centers will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Holiday hours are the same across all of our Centers …

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Mastering the American Accent

Events, News

A Workshop to Enhance Student Communication Skills If English is not your first language, and you would like to work on your speaking and listening abilities, the University Center for Language and Literacy is offering a special program to help build your communication skills. The program will help you “hear” the American accent for better listening, while also helping to …

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Free ADHD and Learning Disabilities Workshop – Winter 2017

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Our popular free workshop series focused on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities returns! The workshops are offered over the course of three weeks and focus on practical tips, resources, and guidance for supporting and advocating for children with attention and learning problems. The workshop series creates a welcoming environment to learn more about ADHD and learning disabilities, …

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop: April Session

Events, Parenting

The free Parenting Through Separation and Divorce workshop returns on Monday, Apr. 3.  If you’re going through a separation or divorce and would like help navigating the pitfalls and potential minefields and to ensure your children are receiving the support they need, consider attending one or several of our free sessions. This program is also an approved alternative to the SMILE Program …

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop: March Session

Events, Parenting

The free Parenting Through Separation and Divorce workshop returns on Monday, Mar. 6.  If you’re going through a separation or divorce and would like help navigating the pitfalls and potential minefields and to ensure your children are receiving the support they need, consider attending one or several of our free sessions. This program is also an approved alternative to the SMILE Program …

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop: February Session

Events, Parenting

The free Parenting Through Separation and Divorce workshop returns on Monday, Feb. 6.  If you’re going through a separation or divorce and would like help navigating the pitfalls and potential minefields and to ensure your children are receiving the support they need, consider attending one or several of our free sessions. This program is also an approved alternative to the SMILE Program …

Workshop: Parenting In Busy Times – Keys to Connection

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With more distractions and obligations than ever — for both parents and children — it can be difficult to stay connected. This free workshop explores ways you can stay meaningfully connected with children of all ages through your life stages (for example, during graduate school) and theirs! The keys discussed in the workshop will help you build a solid foundation …

UMAP: December Sessions

Events

University of Michigan Aphasia Program What: The University of Michigan Aphasia Program, often just called UMAP, is an intensive speech-language program that helps people recover or learn new communication techniques after trauma to the language centers in the brain. Our clients come from different backgrounds, represent a spectrum of ages, and live in all different parts of the world. Yet, they …

UMAP: November Sessions

Events

University of Michigan Aphasia Program What: The University of Michigan Aphasia Program, often just called UMAP, is an intensive speech-language program that helps people recover or learn new communication techniques after trauma to the language centers in the brain. Our clients come from different backgrounds, represent a spectrum of ages, and live in all different parts of the world. Yet, they …

UMAP: October Sessions

Events

University of Michigan Aphasia Program What: The University of Michigan Aphasia Program, often just called UMAP, is an intensive speech-language program that helps people recover or learn new communication techniques after trauma to the language centers in the brain. Our clients come from different backgrounds, represent a spectrum of ages, and live in all different parts of the world. Yet, they …

Mindfulness and Self Compassion Group

Events

This skills-based group focuses on building your capacity for being present in the moment, and taking note of experiences without judgment. Building mindfulness skills opens space in your life for greater peace, centeredness, and more adaptive decision-making. You will learn to bring a compassionate awareness to your thoughts, feelings, and sensations, and will learn how to observe these experiences by “stepping back.” …

Reducing Performance and Social Anxiety

Events

People with social anxiety often worry about appearing incompetent, weak, awkward, or anxious in social situations. They may experience heart pounding, blushing, shaking, sweating and dry throat, or they may ruminate on how they come across to others. In our evidence-based groups, participants learn to identify and shift unhealthy thinking patterns that perpetuate anxiety while they are guided and supported …

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop: December Session

Events, Parenting

The free Parenting Through Separation and Divorce workshop returns on Monday, Dec. 5.  If you’re going through a separation or divorce and would like help navigating the pitfalls and potential minefields and to ensure your children are receiving the support they need, consider attending one or several of our free sessions. This program is also an approved alternative to the SMILE Program …