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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

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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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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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UMAP Research Explores New Advances in Aphasia Treatment tDCS


A new method for potentially treating language disorders and prompting language recovery has emerged. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a form of brain stimulation researchers are exploring as treatment for a number of conditions, including aphasia. Aphasia is a speech-language disorder that can occur when a stroke, head trauma, or illness causes injury to the language centers of the brain. …

Supporting Diversity

MARI’s Commitment to Diversity


The federal government recently enacted several executive orders addressing immigration policies. In response, the office of the University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel issued several policy statements making clear the stance of the University on those policies related to the university community. At MARI,  we value the diversity that all of our staff, students and clients bring to our community — …

Power Outage Notice

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 …

ABA Therapy Opening for Autism

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy for Child Diagnosed with Autism


The University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF) has an opening for our Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy for children one-year and older diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We typically have a wait list for our UM-ACTS programs, however, a few slots have opened up. Please spread the word to those who may be interested. If you have any questions, …

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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, …

Workshop: Parenting In Busy Times – Keys to Connection

Events, News, Parenting

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 …

Speaking Out: My Experience Talking About UMAP

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Anjali Sundar, an undergraduate honors student at the University of Michigan studying comparative literature and biomolecular science, recently attended the 37th annual Association of Kerala Medical Graduates (AKMG) convention in Miami Beach, Florida. She presented a poster about UMAP to the AKMG crowd. AKMG is an alumni organization that promotes lifelong learning through Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs and cultural …

UCLL Offers Unique Sensory Experiences of Language at Ann Arbor Summer Fest

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On June 28, hundreds of Ann Arbor Summer Festival visitors learned about language and helped the University Center for Language and Literacy raise aphasia awareness. In the KidZone at Ann Arbor’s annual Top of the Park celebration, UCLL offered two sensory language experiences: What Happens When You Don’t Have Words? for all ages, and Interactive Reading and Sensory Experience for …

Feelings through Fiction Summer 2016 Therapy Group

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Feelings through Fiction Therapy Group  The Summer 2016 group will include: 1.5 hour sessions with snacks. 8 weeks of sessions. 9-13 year-old (girl and boy) participants.  Cost flexibility based on insurance benefits (self-pay is $40/session). Scheduling flexibility since the day and time of the group sessions are determined by interest and the participant‘s schedule. Throughout elementary, middle, and junior high school, social interactions can become increasingly …

UCLL Speech-Language Pathologists Present at MSHA Conference

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UCLL Speech-Language Pathologists Present at MSHA University Center for Language and Literacy speech-language pathologists Mimi Block and Kaitlyn Ayres recently presented at the 2016 Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) conference for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. They discussed how aphasia groups have become a popular form of therapy since they can be used to help clients of any severity of aphasia and at any stage of recovery. Because …

University Psychological Clinic provides Tips to Dissertation Stress Reduction

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So, you’re firmly enmeshed in your dissertation. You spend time with friends, take care of family, travel, present at conferences, keep up with studying and — oh yeah, make steady progress on your research and writing. It’s easy and breezy, right? Or, if you’re human, not so much. It’s challenging to be in graduate school! There are many parts involved in …

Social Work Fellowship Opportunity (Post Master’s)

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Social Work Fellowship Opportunity – Post Master’s Degree Are you a pre-licensed clinical social worker? MARI offers an opportunity to practice competency, professionalism and leadership in the field with this fellowship for pre-licensed clinical social workers. The University Center for Child and Family (UCCF) is a multidisciplinary, training-focused, child, adolescent and family outpatient center operating as one of three centers …

Play and Preschools Presentation

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Speech Language Pathologists Amanda Sheridan and Kaitlyn Ayres from the University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) presented a lecture on developmental play for the class Psych 211: Community Outreach at the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA). The lecture focused on the importance of play in cognitive, linguistic, physical and social/emotional development. Amanda and Kaitlyn …