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Intensive Treatment for Aphasia Program (ITAP)

Program for Spring/Summer 2024

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 takes place May 21-23, 2024), 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 carryover 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, for clients who are only attending group treatment (ITAP-GO) 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. 

Dates: Tuesday, May 28 through Tuesday, July 16, 2024 

2024 Cost 

Full ITAP program: $1,000 (a $2,172 value) 

  • 6-week session, including evaluation and 9am-3pm Tuesday/Thursday with individual treatment sessions 

ITAP-GO (Groups only): $300 (a value of $480-$720)

  • Groups 6-week session following brief assessment for new clients 
  • Sliding scale available based upon individual financial status. Limited scholarships may also be available. 

Space is limited. Those interested may apply here by April 1, 2024 (Application takes approximately 30 minutes for a communication partner to complete. This application is valuable to the evaluation and treatment process.

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Please note: we are not able to provide assistance with feeding or toileting. If you need assistance during meals or in the restroom, a caregiver will need to stay with you to provide that assistance. 

Feel free to email Theresa Alexander and/or Elizabeth Franchino with questions at: and/or