Suicide Prevention Week 2017: Take a Minute, Save a Life

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Suicide Prevention Week 2017 officially kicks off with World Suicide Prevention Day, Sunday, Sept. 10. The entire month of September has been designated Suicide Prevention Month, as well. The day, week, and month awareness efforts are to bring attention to a problem that knows no geographic or demographic boundaries. This year’s theme is “Take a Minute, Save Life,” and focuses …

MARI Offices Closed Monday September 4,2017

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All Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017 in celebration of Labor Day. We will resume our normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 5. We will reply to web and phone inquiries as quickly as we can once we return. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend! Emergency Services Please …

October Session | University of Michigan Aphasia Program

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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, …

November Session | University of Michigan Aphasia Program

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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, …

Fall 2017 Sessions | U-M Aphasia Community

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University of Michigan Aphasia Community This September marks the beginning of our fall sessions for UMAC. Interested in meeting others with aphasia, learning their stories, and making connections? Come join us for one of the upcoming sessions. What: UMAC is a group communication program where you can meet others with aphasia, while boosting your language skills in a supportive environment. All members …

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Self-Compassion: How Being Nice to Yourself is Bigger than it Sounds

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Self-compassion, while sometimes underestimated, can be an effective, research-backed approach to addressing mental health challenges. It has been used and widely studied in different fields — for example as a means of helping nurses deal with job-related stress and anxiety, to aiding in addiction recovery in teens. It is now offered as a group therapy option through the University Psychological …

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Reading Skills Summer Camp

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The University Center for Language and Literacy Reading Intervention Program is now offering a reading skills summer camp to help improve the literacy skills of children entering first grade. Our reading specialist uses research-based strategies and tailored instruction to teach the foundations of reading. Camp attendees will build their reading skills through fun and interactive: Multi-sensory reading strategies Fine and gross motor …

August Session | University of Michigan Aphasia Program

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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, …

September Session | University of Michigan Aphasia Program

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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, …

MARI Offices Closed July 4, 2017

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All Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in celebration of Independence Day. We will resume our normal operating hours on Wednesday, July 5. We will reply to web and phone inquiries as quickly as we can once we return. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend! Emergency Services Please remember …

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UCLL at KidZone: Join Us!

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UCLL will host an afternoon of fun learning — and bear hunting! — at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival KidZone tent on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The event runs from 5-8 p.m. and features a packed agenda of events for kids as well as adults. Join in the fun: Come with us on a multi-sensory bear hunt. Explore how music …

MARI Office Closed May 29, 2017

MARI Offices Closed May 29, 2017

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MARI Offices Closed Memorial Day All Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in celebration of Memorial Day. We will resume our normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 30. We will reply to web and phone inquiries as quickly as we can once we return. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday …

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop: July Session

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A free Parenting Through Separation and Divorce workshop will be held on Monday, July 10.  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 …

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop: June Session

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A free Parenting Through Separation and Divorce workshop will be held on Monday, June 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 …

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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: May 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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Children’s Language Development: Core PACT Summer 2017 Session

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The Core PACT 2017 language development program for children ages 18-36 months: 2 hours of therapy per day, 4 days per week, for 4 weeks. Children develop language and speech skills at different levels and speeds. However, if it seems like your child is experiencing additional challenges or has fallen behind standard milestones, it may be time to consider an …

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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 accent and build your communication skills. The program will help you “hear” the American accent for better listening, …

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Program for Children with Language Development Challenges

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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

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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 …