Reception area Session in the Garden Room Session in the den Clinical monitoring of a session


W
elcome to Aphasia House at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Aphasia House offers an intensive outpatient therapy program for individuals with aphasia, a disorder that results from damage to parts of the brain that control language and speech.

Aphasia House clients receive therapy under the direction of distinguished clinical educators in aphasia. The clinical educators are assisted by UCF graduate students preparing to become professional speech-language pathologists. They work together to assess the latest clinical research to develop a customized course of therapy for each client.

The program takes place in a home-like setting created in a suite of rooms in the Research Pavilion, a beautiful, contemporary building located in the Central Florida Research Park.


Program Features


Individual therapy, Mon.-Thurs. mornings, for six weeks

Optional extension of therapy on Fridays, as well as art, music and horticulture therapy

Observation room for family and friends

Access to state-of-the-art augmentative and alternative communication devices

Payment through third-party insurers, including Medicare

Affiliation with local extended-stay rental accommodations


Five six-week sessions offered annually


Program Eligibility


Aphasia House is open to individuals with aphasia who meet the following criteria:

medically stable


able to endure the intensive nature of the program

independent in mobility and self-care or accompanied by a caregiver at all times

 

Applications

Prospective clients must complete the application form, which is available at the link below:


Application Form

 

Contact Us

Aphasia House
12424 Research Parkway
Suite 101
Orlando, FL 32826-2215


ucfcommclinic@mail.ucf.edu
Phone: 407-882-0468
Fax: 407-882-0468

SESSIONS

Summer 2014
Session I:
   June 9 - July 17

Fall 2014
Session I:
   August 25 - October 2
Session II:
   October 13 - November 20

 

Videos
Regaining Speech, UCFTV
- Features 5-min. segment on Aphasia House and interviews with Director Janet Whiteside, Ph.D., and aphasia researcher Anthony Kong, Ph.D.

Aphasia House therapy session
One Short: Regaining Speech
- An abbreviated version of the segment on Aphasia House

In the News

Latest News

In Fall 2013 Communiqué:

Proclaiming the aphasia friendly business

Aphasia Friendly (business) - p. 3

Process Approach (Aphasia assessment and treatment) - p. 4

 

News Archive

CEU Event at UCF: Application of the "Process Approach" to Assessment and Treatment of Aphasia

- Oct. 19, 2013

AphasiaBank Researchers Collect Samples at UCF

- May 31, 2013, Communiqué

There's No Place Like Home

- Jan. 9, 2013, UCF Foundation Annual Report

Coming Home to Find Their Voices - Oct. 3, 2012, Pegasus

Related News - Witness to a Miracle - March 2012, Western Carolina University Magazine

Gabrielle Giffords' Therapist Collaborates with UCF to Promote Art Therapy - Feb. 24, 2012, UCF

Aphasia House to Hold Open House - April 15, 2011, UCF

UCF Stroke-Rehab Idea Helps Victims to Talk (p. 2) - Sept. 1, 2010, Orlando Sentinel
UCF Offers Speech Therapy (p. 2, p. 3) - Aug. 25, 2010, Central Florida Future
Home-Like Aphasia House Offers Innovative Therapy - July 14, 2010, UCF

UCF Establishes New Aphasia Facility - July 14, 2010, Orlando Business Journal

 

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UCF Communication Disorders Clinic

UCF Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders