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Aphasia Program

 

This mulit-faceted program addresses communication impairment secondary to aphasia. Speech Language Pathologists work with family members and other team specialists to provide unique and varied opportunities to recover expressive and receptive language skills.

  • PACE(Promoting Aphasic's Communicative Effectiveness):
    This is one of the best-known forms of pragmatic therapy. It is a form of life- participation aphasia therapy which promotes improvements in communication by using conversation as a tool for learning. PACE therapy sessions typically involve an enacted conversation between the therapist, the patient and/or family member. In order to stimulate spontaneous communication, varied types of expression, such as drawings, pictures, and other visually-stimulating items are used by the patient to generate ideas and engagement in conversation. The therapist and the patient take turns to convey their ideas.
     
  • Supported Communication Intervention (SCI)
    Is an intervention focused on a set of techniques that include using spoken and written keywords, gestures, body language and sophisticated pictographs to support conversation on complex topics. Key elements of this intervention are the training of communication partners to support communication exchanges. Partners learn how to acknowledge and support conversation and information exchange. 
  • Reading For Life Book Club
  • Toastmasters’ Aphasia Group