Intensive Aphasia Program

Studies have shown that intensive aphasia treatment results in greater gains compared to non-intensive therapy. Research also indicates that intensive aphasia therapy is beneficial at any stage of recovery – acute, post-acute, or chronic.

The Center’s four-week Intensive Aphasia Program provides over 60 hours of intensive individual and  group therapy to individuals with mild to severe aphasia.  

Each client undergoes a comprehensive evaluation to develop appropriate goals for the program. Participants receive 3 hours of individual therapy and 1 hour of group therapy per day, 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday), over the course of 4 weeks.  

Education and support services for family members and caregivers are offered. Eligible participants may enroll in research studies conducted by Northwestern University's Aphasia and Neurolinguistic Research Laboratory.  (Participation in studies may happen before or after therapy on some days, and/or on Fridays.) 

Enrollment in the Intensive Aphasia Program is limited to ensure the highest degree of care to each client, and to be able to customize every client’s program.  We do not admit more than 3 intensive clients during any given quarter of treatment.

Dates: The four-week intensive program is offered throughout the year.

Fall 2014: October 13 - November 6, 2014
September 8 application submission deadline

Winter 2015: January 26 - February 19, 2015
December 8 application submission deadline

Spring 2015: April 20 - May 14, 2015
March 16 application submission deadline

Summer 2015: July 6 - July 30, 2015
June 8 application submission deadline

Schedule: Monday through Thursday

Cost:  $8,500

Location:  Northwestern University, Evanston Campus

The Center also offers ongoing treatment for aphasia and other speech, language, and cognitive needs in individual or group sessions. Services are directed by faculty who are licensed and certified speech-language pathologists and supervise graduate students in patient care.

Please complete the application (available in word or pdf) and send it to:

Northwestern University Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning
2315 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL  60208

Applications can also be emailed to:
b-hadziselimovic@northwestern.edu
a-wilkins@northwestern.edu

Call 847-491-3165 for information.

Read more about the Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning traditional, non-intensive, aphasia services.

Visit the Aphasia and Neurolinguistic Research Laboratory for: aphasia FAQs, support group, and research participation opportunities.

Aaron Wilkins, MS CCC-SLP

Belma Hadziselimovic, MS CCC-SLP

Cynthia Thompson, PhD
Director, Aphasia and Neurolinguistics Research Laboratory