Intensive Treatment for Aphasia Program (ITAP)

Dates: Runs mid/end of May through July.

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 1-4 hours/day, 2 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.

Treatment will be provided in person, but tele-practice options are available

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.

2022 Cost/Dates

Dates: Program starts week of May 24th with assessments.  Sessions will run from late May through July 2022

  • Belvedere Square session: May 31st – June 16th
  • Columbia session: June 21st – July 14th (no sessions week of July 4th)

Cost:

  • 3-week session, Tuesday and Thursday from 9-3pm = $500
  • 1 hour individual session= $48
  • 1 hour group session = $20
  • Sliding scale available based upon individual financial status. Limited scholarships also available.

Those interested in our Baltimore location, contact Theresa Alexander, tbennett1@loyola.edu or by phone 410-617-1231 by May 10. Those interested in the Columbia location, contact Cynthia Nichols, cdnichols@loyola.edu or by phone 410-617-7717 by May 10.