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

Events, News

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 …

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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 …

Speaking Out: My Experience Talking About UMAP

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Anjali Sundar, an undergraduate honors student at the University of Michigan studying comparative literature and biomolecular science, recently attended the 37th annual Association of Kerala Medical Graduates (AKMG) convention in Miami Beach, Florida. She presented a poster about UMAP to the AKMG crowd. AKMG is an alumni organization that promotes lifelong learning through Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs and cultural …

UCLL Speech-Language Pathologists Present at MSHA Conference

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UCLL Speech-Language Pathologists Present at MSHA University Center for Language and Literacy speech-language pathologists Mimi Block and Kaitlyn Ayres recently presented at the 2016 Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) conference for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. They discussed how aphasia groups have become a popular form of therapy since they can be used to help clients of any severity of aphasia and at any stage of recovery. Because …

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 …

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 …