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!
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.
June 8th – 25th, 2021
July 6th – July 23rd, 2021