Intensive Treatment for Aphasia Program (ITAP)

ITAP is an intensive treatment program for adults with aphasia. Graduate students in speech-language pathology work with clients to increase overall communication abilities and life participation through 1:1 and group treatment sessions for a full 6-hour day, several days per week for several weeks. Following individualized pre-assessment, a task-specific approach is employed; student clinicians work with clients to help them choose their own goals. Goals are targeted through traditional therapeutic approaches, as well as by activities that encourage carry-over of communication skills in the community. Clients use cutting-edge technology to maximize communication skills, and receive follow-up recommendations to promote continued improvement. Education sessions for clients and communication partners are provided by professionals from the community on a variety of topics of interest to people with aphasia.

Who is this program for?

Any adult with aphasia—an acquired language disorder that impairs the ability to speak and/or understand others, that may also impair reading and/or writing abilities.

  • Summer session only
  • Baltimore area—specific dates/schedule to follow
  • 1:1 clinician/client ratio
  • Use of current technology to maximize communication skills: Software and applications
  • Post-assessment and follow-up recommendations
  • Client and family education

Dates/Cost

  • Columbia: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:  May 23-June 15
  • Belvedere: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: June 27-July 20 (No session for July 4th only)
  • Based upon individual financial status 

Learn more and register by calling 410-617-1200. Questions? Contact Theresa Alexander, tbennett1@loyola.edu or Cynthia Nichols, cdnichols@loyola.edu.