Intensive Aphasia Program
The Center provides a proven combination of intensive individual therapy, group therapy, and supervised independent therapy for individuals with mild to severe aphasia.
Education and support services for family members and caregivers are also offered during the program. Additionally, participants may choose to enroll in research studies conducted by Northwestern University's Aphasia and Neurolinguistic Research Laboratory.
Studies have shown that an intensive aphasia treatment model 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.
Dates: The four-week intensive program is offered throughout the year.
Fall 2014: October 13 through November 6
September 8 application submission deadline
Winter 2015: January 26 through February 19
December 8 application submission deadline
Spring 2015: April 20 through May 14
March 16 application submission deadline
Summer 2015: July 6 through July 30
June 8 application submission deadline
Schedule: Monday through Thursday
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.
Northwestern University Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning
2315 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
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