Aphasia Groups and Classes provide an opportunity for individuals who are living with aphasia to practice their communication skills with others who have aphasia. Groups and classes are facilitated by a speech-language pathologist.
Conversation support groups and classes for people with aphasia are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please see the Events listed below for more information on location, date and time.
Intensive Aphasia Therapy Program
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?
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 our program?
- All therapy is provided by licensed, certified speech-language pathologists who are among the most experienced in the field of aphasia treatment. Although 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 the 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 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.
If you are interested in applying for the Intensive Therapy Program, please visit our program registration page.
Aphasia Community Programs
The Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment offers a variety of groups and classes for people with aphasia who are living in the community. All classes help the participant practice communicating in a supportive group environment.
General conversation groups provide an opportunity to discuss general topics such as current events, sports, television/movies, and issues facing individuals who are living with aphasia. Topic-centered conversation focus on a specific theme.
The aphasia book club is designed to help those who have difficulty reading. Each book club series runs for 8-16 weeks. Books, audio-tapes, chapter summaries, and weekly worksheets are provided.
To join our Community Groups, download our registration form here.