Theron & Amy: Tackling Aphasia, Together

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Client: Theron Coleman  Hometown: Suttons Bay, MI  Theron and Amy Coleman make a great team — whether they are working on their family-owned cherry farm or parenting their three kids. Together, they have weathered Theron’s stroke and subsequent aphasia and their partnership is as strong as ever, even if it’s a little different now. Two years ago Theron was enjoying …

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 …

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In Their Words: Aphasia Experiences Series

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June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. In the spirit of Let’s #TalkAboutAphasia, the National Aphasia Association‘s nationwide aphasia awareness campaign, the University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) wanted to do just that — talk about aphasia — but also wanted to ensure the voices of people with aphasia were part of the conversation. UCLL, home of the U-M Aphasia Program …

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 …

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, …

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, …

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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. …

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MARI Holiday Hours

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Please note that the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) has applied holiday hours for the end the year. We will be closed following the University of Michigan seasonal schedule, from Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016-Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. All MARI Centers will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Holiday hours are the same across all of our Centers …

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, and this November session is being offered to you. Our clients come from different backgrounds, represent a spectrum of ages, and live …

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, and we are now offering an October session. Our clients come from different backgrounds, represent a spectrum of ages, and live in …

UMAC: September Sessions

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University of Michigan Aphasia Community  What: UMAC September session offers 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 …