The University Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) provides intensive speech and language therapy for individuals with language disorders resulting from stroke, brain injury, or brain tumor. For over 65 years, adults have come from around the globe to receive the highly individualized and concentrated therapy offered at UMAP.
The University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy (UCLL) first started its aphasia treatment program in 1947, offering intensive speech and language therapy for veterans returning from World War II.
The diversity of the therapy and social experiences offered at UMAP provides ongoing opportunities for stimulating and improving your speech and language skills beyond traditional therapy. By creating opportunities to communicate in a variety of ways throughout the day, you can enhance your communication skills and confidence.
The program also offers caregiver education and support, because empowering caregivers is a critical component of effective therapy. We understand that caregivers face their own challenges as well, so through both structured and informal activities, we help them learn to cope with this dramatic life change.
"During our time at UMAP, we were treated very well, and every need we had was met."
- husband of UMAP client