- 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.
- 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