Intensive Treatment for Aphasia Program (ITAP)
PROGRAM FOR SUMMER 2024 To Be Announced
Dates: Runs mid-May through mid-July
ITAP is an intensive treatment program for adults with aphasia. Graduate students in speech-language pathology work with clients to improve overall communication abilities and life participation through 1:1 and group treatment sessions for up to 6 hours/day, 2 days per week (Tues/Thurs), for 6 weeks. Following individualized assessment (which take place May 23-25, 2023), 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 also use technology to maximize communication skills and receive follow-up recommendations to promote continued improvement.
Treatment will be provided in person, but some tele-practice options are available, particularly for clients who are only attending group treatment sessions (from 10 or 11am through 2pm).
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.
2024 Cost/Dates TBD
• 6-week session, including evaluation and 9am-3pm Tuesday/Thursday with individual treatment sessions
• Groups 6-week session
• Sliding scale available based upon individual financial status. Limited scholarships also available.