Welcome to UMAP!
Are you ready to make some changes?
We’ve heard it many times: you didn’t want to become a member of the aphasia club. Yet, here you are. It’s frightening to be thrust into this other world, but you’re not alone. The University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) provides intensive speech and language therapy for individuals with language disorders resulting from stroke, brain injury, or other neurological disorders. We’re here to help.
At UMAP, we do more than just focus on the effects of aphasia — and it sets our program apart. We build strength. We build real-world skills. We build friendships and safety nets. And most of all, we help build you up. Aphasia can be incredibly isolating. Through cutting-edge, intensive therapy and interactive social opportunities, we focus on developing your communication skills to help break through that disconnection.
For more than 65 years, those with aphasia have come from around the world to receive the highly individualized and concentrated therapy offered at UMAP. Are you ready to join us? <Click here> for the application or call us at (734) 764-8440 for more information.
"Something about this place is warm and inviting. You're part of a family. Being with others just like you is empowering." - Lois, spouse of UMAP client
What to Expect
UMAP is one of a few clinical service programs around the country to offer a four-week intensive speech-language therapy session that combines individual, group, and computer/tech lab work with music therapy and recreational activities, exemplifying the Life Participation Approach. Caregivers are encouraged to participate in sessions and social activities, as well as weekly educational seminars and a support group.
Right Sized Community
At UMAP, we strike a great size balance. We limit the number of clients enrolled in each session to allow for development of highly individual therapy, while maintaining an optimal number of clients and caregivers to help form meaningful relationships among those who attend the same session. Sessions fill quickly, so making the commitment to attend early is the best option.
Improvements in speech and language skills vary from client to client and depend upon many factors. However, in our most recent outcomes study, 96 percent of clients made measurable improvements in verbal expression. Those who didn't show progress in this area made gains in other aspects of communication, such as auditory comprehension, reading comprehension, and written expression.
By checking out our program, you’ve already taken a step in the right direction! If you’d like to learn more about what we can offer, you might find these links helpful:
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Reduced Seasonal Rates Offered
We offer discounts of 15%* on our sessions happening during December, January, February, and March. Ann Arbor is truly beautiful year-round, and it's a great opportunity to make therapy more affordable. For more information on specific dates, see our Session Dates section.
*discounts apply to group and individual therapy, but do not apply to group music therapy, caregiver curriculum or facility fee.