Workshops and Academic Success

Individual Services

If you are looking for information on our individual services or would like to explore our more intensive, individualized programs, click one of the following links:

UCLL offers workshops and ongoing language and literacy development sessions geared toward ensuring everyone has access to success — despite whatever challenges they may be facing. This page provides an overview of our workshops and session-based programs that are aimed at helping you achieve professional or academic success.

  • Speaking American English
  • Addressing Dyslexia and Learning Disorders
  • Six Steps to Academic Success (SSAS)
  • Community-based Aphasia Groups
  • Career Development Seminars

Speaking American English

What to expect:
  • An initial assessment to set personal, individual goals for each participant
  • Group and individual activities
  • Exercises for improving articulation, rate control, and projection
  • Support in reaching your goals from a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
“I was very happy with the results!”

-Workshop participant

If English is not your first language, and you would like to master the American accent, the University Center for Language and Literacy offers a special speech-language program to help you feel more comfortable and confident conversing in English. The goal is not to eliminate your distinctive accent, but to enhance confidence in your communication skills. Cost for the program is $275 for an 8-10 week session. Sessions run throughout the year, typically aligned with the University of Michigan semester schedule. The workshop is for ages 18 and above.

See our News and Events page for more information or call (734) 764-8440. Click the link below for our online registration form.

Register Online Here

Dyslexia and Learning Disorders

If you are struggling to learn, UCLL can provide a comprehensive evaluation to document your strengths and weaknesses, provide diagnoses and outline detailed interventions that are targeted to help you overcome any learning problems.

Click here to find out more about our Language and Literacy Evaluations.

If you already know where your struggles are concentrated and would like to get academic support and remediation for a language based learning disorder, UCLL provides individual treatment to help with reading and writing skills.

Contact us for more information on what services we currently offer to address your needs.

Six Steps to Academic Success (SSAS)

Six Steps to Academic Success (SSAS) is a series of specialized workshops for U-M students, designed to help strengthen academic performance. SSAS helps students with skills to understand and manage their learning styles and overcome any academic challenges they may face in the classroom. Sessions are customized to match individual learning needs. Sessions are led by a speech-language clinician.

SSAS offers students help with:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening, organization, and study strategies
  • Test-taking and memory strategies
  • Computer technology
  • Self-advocacy and efficacy

Participants receive a brief screening of reading, writing, and learning skills to help us tailor the program to their needs. We also offer more in-depth evaluation and consultations for students with or without learning disabilities.

Aphasia Programs

Aphasia is a communication disorder that is acquired after a trauma to the brain, like a head injury, a brain tumor, an illness or most commonly a stroke.

We offer two aphasia-specific programs: the University of Michigan Aphasia Program intensive therapy (UMAP) and the University of Michigan Aphasia Community (UMAC) group.

The UMAP program is typically a 3-5 week intensive experience with a full schedule of a diversity of therapy each day. For example, clients at UMAP cycle through individual therapy, group therapy, computer lab instruction and music therapy, depending on the day and their individual goals.

The UMAC program is one to two times a week for three hours at a time. The group sessions are lead by highly experienced, licensed speech language therapists with assistance from master’s degree-level interns.

If you’d like to learn more about aphasia and related disorder programs, click here.

Professional Development for Speech-Language Pathology Students

The University Center for Language and Literacy offers a variety of professional development opportunities for students interested in Speech-Language Pathology and other related fields. For more information, please fill out the Contact Us form and UCLL’s education coordinator will reach out to you.

UCLL also has a well-established volunteer program. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please fill out the Contact Us form.