Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program

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Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program

Four Sessions in 2018:

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  • February 5 - March 7
  • April 16 - May 16
  • July 30 - August 29
  • October 8 - November 7 

The recognized leader in rehabilitation care offers ten individuals the opportunity to work with a national leader in aphasia research and treatment. Shirley Ryan AbilityLab provides an intensive, month-long therapy led by Leora Cherney, PhD, CCC-SLP. 

Why an intensive program?

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Recent studies have shown that individuals with aphasia benefit from intense treatment provided over a short period of time. This therapy regimen increases the possibility of improved communication.

Why choose Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's program?

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  • All therapy is provided by licensed, certified speech-language pathologists who are among the most experienced in the field of aphasia treatment. Although Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is a teaching hospital, this specialized clinical program does not utilize students to provide clinical care.
  • Therapy is based on the latest, evidence-based information including cutting-edge research from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment.
  • This program is offered full day, five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Participants will receive 30 hours of speech and language therapy each week.  
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) is the recognized leader in rehabilitation care, having been ranked the “#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America” by U.S. News and World Report every year since 1991. 

How do I apply for the program?

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See if you are eligible and download the required application and medical information forms here.

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