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Northwestern University Aphasia Institute’s
Intensive Aphasia Program

Northwestern University's Aphasia Institute provides a proven combination of intensive individual therapy, group therapy, and supervised independent therapy for individuals with mild to severe aphasia. The four-week program is associated with Northwestern University's Speech, Language, and Learning Clinic.

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 2013: October 14 through November 7th

Winter 2014: January 27 through February 20
December 9 application submission deadline

Spring 2014: April 14 through May 8
March 14 application submission deadline

Summer 2014: July 7 through July 31
June 6 application submission deadline

Schedule: Monday through Thursday

Cost:  $8,500

Location:  Northwestern University, Evanston Campus

The Clinic 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 Aphasia Institute
Intensive Summer Aphasia Program
2240 Campus Drive, 1-347
Evanston, IL  60208

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

Call 847-491-5012 for information.

Read more about the Speech, Language, and Learning Clinic's 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
Co-Coordinator, Aphasia Institute

Belma Hadziselimovic, MS CCC-SLP
Co-Coordinator, Aphasia Institute

Cynthia Thompson, PhD
Director, Aphasia and Neurolinguistics Research Laboratory