The UCA Speech, Language and Hearing Center offers many types of therapy for adults with aphasia.
Key Age Groups Served: Adult
Characteristics of Disability: Aphasia can take many forms: difficulty speaking; difficulty understanding speech and talking excessively; or a combination of the two. There are also other less common forms of the disorder. Severity can range from mild to profound.
The UCA Speech-Language-Hearing Center conducts thorough assessments of aphasia using the best available evaluation instruments. Treatment plans and goals are based upon the results of these comprehensive evaluations. Results are presented to both the client and to the family in terms and language that is clearly communicated and understood. Frequent updates concerning progress are also presented. Families are encouraged to attend the treatment sessions and to be trained as home therapists so that practice and progress can continue on those days that the client and family are not attending clinic.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website has many resources available to both clients and families at www.asha.org. In addition, much useful information on stroke and aphasia is available through the National Institute for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health