Putting Aside the Rivalry for Recovery: A Loyal Buckeye Fan Seeks Treatment at U-M

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Name: Cris Assif Hometown: Champions Gate, FL Cris Assif is a self-proclaimed “Buckeye for life,” but after a stroke paralyzed the entire right side of his body and left him unable to even swallow, he knew he needed the best treatment — treatment he found at the University of Michigan through the U-M Aphasia Program (UMAP). Six months ago Cris …

In Their Words: Aphasia Experiences – Al Part 2

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 In the spirit of Let’s #TalkAboutAphasia, the National Aphasia Association‘s nationwide aphasia awareness campaign, we wanted to do just that — talk about aphasia — but we also wanted to ensure the voices of people with aphasia were part of our conversation. Which is why we launched a video series called In Their Words: Aphasia Experiences.  In Al’s second video …

In Their Words: Aphasia Experiences – Chris

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 In the spirit of Let’s #TalkAboutAphasia, the National Aphasia Association‘s nationwide aphasia awareness campaign, we wanted to do just that — talk about aphasia — but we also wanted to ensure the voices of people with aphasia were part of our conversation. Which is why we launched a video series called In Their Words: Aphasia Experiences.  In part 4 of our series …

In Their Words: Aphasia Experiences – Theron

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In the spirit of Let’s #TalkAboutAphasia, the National Aphasia Association‘s nationwide aphasia awareness campaign, we wanted to do just that — talk about aphasia — but we also wanted to ensure the voices of people with aphasia were part of our conversation. Which is why we launched a video series called In Their Words: Aphasia Experiences.  In Part 3 of …

In Their Words: Aphasia Experiences – Cris

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In the spirit of Let’s #TalkAboutAphasia, the National Aphasia Association‘s nationwide aphasia awareness campaign, we wanted to do just that — talk about aphasia — but we also wanted to ensure the voices of people with aphasia were part of our conversation. Which is why we launched a video series called In Their Words: Aphasia Experiences.  In part 2 of our …

Al Talks About Aphasia

In Their Words: Aphasia Experiences – Al

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In the spirit of Let’s #TalkAboutAphasia, the National Aphasia Association‘s nationwide aphasia awareness campaign, we wanted to do just that — talk about aphasia — but we also wanted to ensure the voices of people with aphasia were part of our conversation. Which is why we launched a video series called In Their Words: Aphasia Experiences.  In part 1 of …

The Ripple Effect: The Benefits of the U-M Aphasia Program Three Decades Later

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  Client: Kevin Tholin Hometown: Kewanee, Illinois  It has been decades since Kevin Tholin attended the University of Michigan Aphasia Program — but he credits his time spent at U-M with making those years more valuable to him. “I’ve been working for 25 years or more, and without the Residential Aphasia Program, I wouldn’t have done anything,” he said. “I …

NEW: UMAP to Offer Teletherapy for Current and Former Clients

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Announcing UMAP teletherapy: UMAP is now offering teletherapy services to former and current UMAP clients. This means UMAP now offers speech therapy sessions online through live teleconferencing. Teletherapy is conducted similarly to our in-house therapy sessions — therapy is provided by licensed speech-language pathologists and tailored to each client’s individual needs — but without having to leave home. In order …

Suddenly, I Felt There Was Hope: Jo Anne Nestico’s Story

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Jo Anne Nestico of Harrison Township, Michigan, first experienced language problems when she was eating dinner with her husband. She said she felt fine, but she couldn’t speak in sentences and words that were different than the ones she was trying to say were coming out. When on her way to get an MRI the next day to check out …

December 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, …

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, …

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, …

Young Mother, Wife and Teacher Finds Confidence at UMAP After Stroke

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Who: Jessica Rostron, age 31 Family: Husband Shaun Rostron and children Lukas and Lydia Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio Jessica Rostron thought her migraine was just like those she had become accustomed to over the years — painful, but nothing to worry about. She went to rest in a dark room and when she came out, she faced a new reality. It …

World Stroke Day

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Thursday October 29 is World Stroke Day. Established by the World Stroke Organization in 2006, World Stroke Day is dedicated to raising awareness worldwide for stroke prevention, treatment and supporting stroke survivors. Strokes can happen at any age and it’s important to know the warning signs. The American Stroke Association (ASA) created a song about the signs of stroke for …