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UMAP Research Explores New Advances in Aphasia Treatment tDCS

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A new method for potentially treating language disorders and prompting language recovery has emerged. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a form of brain stimulation researchers are exploring as treatment for a number of conditions, including aphasia. Aphasia is a speech-language disorder that can occur when a stroke, head trauma, or illness causes injury to the language centers of the brain. …

UMAP: December Sessions

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University of Michigan Aphasia Program What: The University of Michigan Aphasia Program, often just called UMAP, is an intensive speech-language program that helps people recover or learn new communication techniques after trauma to the language centers in the brain. Our clients come from different backgrounds, represent a spectrum of ages, and live in all different parts of the world. Yet, they …

UMAC: University of Michigan Aphasia Community Group

UMAP: November Sessions

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University of Michigan Aphasia Program What: The University of Michigan Aphasia Program, often just called UMAP, is an intensive speech-language program that helps people recover or learn new communication techniques after trauma to the language centers in the brain. Our clients come from different backgrounds, represent a spectrum of ages, and live in all different parts of the world. Yet, they …

UMAP: October Sessions

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University of Michigan Aphasia Program What: The University of Michigan Aphasia Program, often just called UMAP, is an intensive speech-language program that helps people recover or learn new communication techniques after trauma to the language centers in the brain. Our clients come from different backgrounds, represent a spectrum of ages, and live in all different parts of the world. Yet, they …

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 …

Visit Us During the Ann Arbor Summer Festival

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Summer Festival KidZone   What: At this year’s Summer Festival KidZone we’ll be offering one-of-a-kind sensory experiences:  Interactive Reading and Sensory Experience (for children) and What Happens When You Don’t Have Words? (for all ages) When: on Tuesday, June 28 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Where: at the KidZone tent at Top of the Park Cost: Free  Please call us at (734) …

UMAC: May Sessions

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University of Michigan Aphasia Community   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 of the aphasia community are welcome and invited to join us. Program Highlights: High-quality, low-cost group enrichment. Variety of group sizes, topics and skill building. Run by licensed Speech Language Pathologists. …

UMAC: April Sessions

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University of Michigan Aphasia Community   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 of the aphasia community are welcome and invited to join us. Program Highlights: High-quality, low-cost group enrichment. Variety of group sizes, topics and skill building. Run by licensed Speech Language Pathologists. …

UMAC: March Sessions

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University of Michigan Aphasia Community   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 of the aphasia community are welcome and invited to join us. Program Highlights: High-quality, low-cost group enrichment. Variety of group sizes, topics and skill building. Run by licensed Speech Language …

A Caregiver’s Perspective: ‘I didn’t know if he would ever speak to me again’

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Debbie Furman’s husband Mark had a stroke and subsequent aphasia. The Furmans, from Poland, Ohio came to UMAP in 2016. Debbie submitted the following essay during the final days of their session at UMAP here in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Before Mark’s stroke, I had never heard of the word aphasia. But I sure learned quickly. At first Mark was diagnosed …

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 …

Do You Want to Change a Life? Giving Blueday is Coming

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Be a Victor for Language on 12.1.15 December 1, 2015 is the second annual Giving Blueday, when the University of Michigan invites supporters worldwide to be Victors for Michigan. Giving Blueday gives you the chance to make a difference in the lives of the thousands by supporting the University and programs like ours! The University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) …

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 …

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 …

Carol Dow-Richards Speaks About ARC

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What: Carol Dow-Richards is the award-winning director of the Aphasia Recovery Connection (ARC), a nonprofit organization for those with aphasia and their families. Dow-Richards will discuss her experiences with her son’s aphasia as well as her work with the ARC. When: 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Where: University Center for Language and Literacy 1111 E. Catherine St. Ann Arbor, …

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 …

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 …