The Road to Recovery
The University of Michigan’s Aphasia Program, or UMAP, is an intensive speech-language therapy program that provides individuals battling aphasia with the tools they need to rebuild and improve their communication skills and begin their recovery. Using the life participation approach and a variety of therapy modes, our certified speech-language pathologists use a curriculum that combines individual, group, and computer/tech work with music therapy and recreational activities to create a program focused on each client and care-partner’s needs. Each session lasts 3 to 4 weeks with 24-27 hours of therapy per week. Part time options and financial assistance are available.
What to Expect
September session’s components include:
- Individual therapy with a certified speech-language pathologist – we use a teamwork approach, so each client has a primary therapist, but also benefits from exposure to other SLPs.
- Group sessions in which clients practice and grow communication skills in a dynamic setting – we practice real life skills and social interactions, to help bolster confidence and independence.
- Computer lab sessions in which clients become familiar with various devices and relearn computer skills – we work with clients on their own devices and introduce new technology when appropriate.
- Music therapy where singing and learning instruments allows clients to access different modes of expression – sometimes clients who can’t yet speak find their voice through singing or through playing an instrument.
- Recreational activities including trivia and game nights, outings to local sporting events, and more!
- When: September session runs Tuesday, Sept. 5 to Thursday, Sept. 28
- Where: University of Michigan Aphasia Program, 1111 E. Catherine St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2054
- Cost: Varies based on several factors. Call for more information or to discuss our recently updated financial assistance policy.
- For more information visit UMAP’s website here or call us at (734) 764-8440