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University of Delaware Aphasia Summer Intensive (UDASI)

UDASI is an intensive treatment approach for adults with acquired aphasia.  Aphasia is a communication disorder that impacts the ability to understand and express language.  UDASI offers participants an opportunity for a more intensive model of treatment.  Functional goals will be targeted through a combination of skilled individual and group therapy sessions, typically 4-5 hours per day, 4 days a week, for 3 weeks.
Currently, the majority of our services are being performed via telepractice.  Transitioning back to in-person services for the Summer 2021 will depend on CDC guidelines for management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA) intervention will be encouraged as we work as a team with the client to target skills that are client-focused and may improve quality of life. To learn more about the Life Participation Approach – Click here.
The client will be introduced to our pre-existing group sessions throughout the week to meet others with aphasia – Great Games, Aphasia Brew Crew, and Aphasia Movie Club!
                               
 
 

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Any adult with acquired aphasia. The aphasia may impact expression, understanding, writing, and reading.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Clients will work with a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and graduate students.
                     
  • Pre-therapy assessment will take place along with client and caregiver interview to determine goals for intervention.
                                    
  • Post-therapy assessment or surveys may be given.
                                    
  • Combination of individual and group therapy will be provided, approximately 4-5 hours per day, 4 days per week (T-F), for 3 weeks.
           
  • Client and care partner education.
                                     

COST

  • Financial assistance is available for costs not covered by insurance.

                                         

DATES

  • June 8th – 25th, 2021
  • July 6th – July 23rd, 2021

REGISTRATION – CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Submit the registration form and we will contact you for confirmation –  Click here to access form!
  • If you need additional information, please email Speech-Language Pathologist, Julie McCauley at mccauley@udel.edu.