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 …

Staying Social with Aphasia Cards

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Check out our new Staying Social with Aphasia Cards! Colorful cardstock cards with tips, the names and contact information for national and local organizations, activities and learning tools for those with aphasia.   If you have aphasia, it is important to stay social. Our Staying Social with Aphasia Cards help you stay active, involved and connected. For links to additional …

“Play and Preschoolers” Lecture at the Psych 211 Community Outreach

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What: MARI Speech Language Pathologist Amanda Sheridan, M.A., CCC/SLP and Kaitlyn Ayres, M.A, CF from the University Center for Language and Literacy will be presenting a lecture at the Psych 211 Community Outreach discussing the general stages of play, ways to encourage and engage in play with preschoolers and the connections between play, learning, and language.  When: 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3rd  Where: 260 …

Carol Dow-Richards Speaks About Aphasia

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Carol Dow-Richards, director of the Aphasia Recovery Connection (ARC), will speak at the University Center for Language and Literacy from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Dow-Richards will discuss her experiences with her son’s aphasia as well as her work with the ARC. The event is free and registration is not required. Since her son’s stroke, Dow-Richards has been an …

University Psych Clinic Now Accepting Aetna Insurance

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The University Psychological Clinic is now a member of the Aetna Behavioral Health Care network. This means the Psych Clinic can accept Aetna health insurance to cover the cost of care at our clinic. If you have Aetna, your coverage will vary depending on your specific plan and eligibility. To find out what services are covered, verify requirements regarding pre-authorization, deductibles, and co-payments, you can call the phone number …

Tips for Staying Social with Aphasia

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 If you have aphasia, it is important to stay social. Here are 10 tips on staying social from the University of Michigan Aphasia Program.   1. Reach out on social media National Aphasia Association Facebook Page University of Michigan Aphasia Program Facebook Page UMAP Twitter  Aphasia Recovery Connection Online Resources Faces of Aphasia Website  2. Connect with family and friends …

Autism Training Workshops 2015: Register by July 10

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Deadline for Aug. 2015 Autism Training Workshops is July 10 The application deadline has been extended to July 10 for the Introductory Clinical Workshops covering the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, second edition (ADOS-2), including 1-4 and the Toddler Modules. These workshops provide a unique space for individuals to practice administering, discuss, and learn more about the ADOS-2. The Advanced Research Workshop for the ADOS-2 Modules 1-4 is for professionals …

Kids In Divorced & Separated Families (KIDS) Group

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Children experience difficult behavioral, psychological, and educational challenges when their parents separate or divorce. The University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF) has established a group that will provide children with a supportive environment to cope with these challenges. Often, participating in a group can supportively guide children through learning coping skills for anxiety, depression, social interactions, and school …

Social Skills Group for Children

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Social Skills Group This  group is focused on children who need help developing or refining social skills.  Our groups help children learn to establish friendships and have positive social interactions while having fun in a safe environment.  Includes: Instruction Role playing Practice and feedback to both the child and caregiver Caregivers are also invited to attend a seminar provided during child’s group …

U-M Researcher Visits UCLL to Present Research on Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

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Benjamin M. Hampstead, Ph.D, ABPP- CN, University of Michigan Associate Professor in Psychiatry, visited the University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) last week to present on some of the work the university is doing with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS). TDCS uses a coil, applied to the surface of the scalp, which generates a small amount of electrical current …

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 …