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Stroke patients Philosophy:

  • Provide clients and their families with education and management/treatment strategies to address communication and cognitive deficits resulting from brain injury.
  • Provide a supportive environment; encourage awareness and use of functional strategies to promote independence in the community.


  • Aphasia is an impairment in the ability to communicate as a result of a brain injury.
  • Communication is important in our daily interactions with others.
  • Communication problems may affect social, vocational and emotional aspects of an individual's life, as well as his/her family.
  • Individual therapy sessions focus on improving speech, language, reading, writing, and cognitive skills.
  • Treatment goals reflect the unique needs of each client and target skills to help the client function more effectively in society.

Program Goal(s):

  • Improve client's ability to functionally communicate (verbally and/or nonverbally) wants, needs, and feelings within his/her environment.
  • Improve communication effectiveness by increasing awareness and use of compensatory strategies to assist with communication deficits.
  • Provide education, support, and resources to assist the client and his/her family in the treatment/management of communication disorders.


  • The Youngerman Center Clinic operates from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday during the University Academic Calendar.

Related Website Links:

American Stroke Association
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
The Stroke Network (online stroke support group)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Page modified 12/7/15