Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center
At Brooks, we are dedicated to helping persons with aphasia achieve the highest level of recovery and participation in life.
This center bridges the gap between medical rehabilitation and community reintegration. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive support to those affected by aphasia due to stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors or other neurological disorders.
We leverage the latest research and treatment options to provide individualized solutions to meet your needs. The center follows the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia described by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Community Aphasia Program
This program provides people with aphasia an opportunity to express themselves through interactive and creative programs in a supportive community environment. This program encourages communication and confidence to help people live successfully with aphasia and learn new ways to communicate.
The community program provides a matrix of coordinated group activities. These activities are designed to encourage group learning and social exchange. Some examples include:
- Conversation Corner
- Public speaking
- Newsletter production
- Book & movie clubs
- Creative writing
- Arts and crafts
- Exercise & wellness
- Computer & assistive technology labs
For more information email Aphasia@BrooksRehab.org or Call 904-345-6780
Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program (ICAP)
This program provides an immersive rehabilitation experience that includes:
- Comprehensive aphasia assessments
- Evidence based individual/ group therapy
- Community participation
- Recreation activities
- Caregiver training and support
- Outcome/improvement reports
- Training materials
- Homework (home based resources)
- Lunch Daily (therapeutic language based lunch)
This program is appropriate for patients regardless of the severity or length of time since onset. Caregiver participation is encouraged, and may be required for some participants. Participants will be provided formal and informal assessments to measure individual outcomes.
Highly Specialized Staff
Each individual is cared for by a designated team of experts in aphasia recovery. Our clinicians are among the top in their field, and actively participate in clinical research and education on both the local and national levels.
The staff includes:
- Specialized Speech-language Pathologists
- Research scientists
- Graduate-level Interns
Education and Training Programs
All programs include family and partner training as well as educational programs. These sessions will be held on an individual or group basis, depending on the members needs and include:
- Communication Partner Training
- Education on Stroke, Aphasia and Communication Disorders
- Computer Lab, Applications and Resource Library
- Support Groups
- Community Resources
Education, Research, and Community Outreach
Our program will be involved in various levels of education, research, community outreach, and advocacy to benefit people with aphasia and the community. Research initiatives at the Brooks Aphasia Center focus on exploring the experiences of individuals with aphasia to improve their quality of life and elevate the understanding of best practice care and support.