Acquired Speech, Language, & Cognitive-Communication Disorders

Within our services, we offer expertise on the following:

  • Aphasia
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Dysarthria

We offer services to address the speech, language, and/or cognitive needs of a adults resulting from neurological disorders such as stroke, brain injury, and degenerative disease processes. Education and information counseling for family members and significant others is an integral part of the treatment process. In addition to individualized assessment-treatment services several group opportunities include:


  • Supported Conversation in Aphasia Group focuses on developing connections through communication. Individuals draw upon personal experiences and interests and connect with others through functional communication. To promote successful, meaningful communication, we support participants as they use whatever means to exchange and share ideas. In addition to speech, we encourage clients to use gestures, drawing, writing, facial expressions, and body language.

  • Telling Life Stories is designed for people with aphasia; participants create life story projects that include drawings, photos, writing, personal artifacts, and audio/video clips. These projects enable participants to express their personalities and experiences before and after acquiring aphasia.

  • College Concussion Clinic is for UW-Madison students who are post concussion but still have cognitive symptoms that affect their ability to perform in school. This might include problems with memory and attention, and reduced ability to sustain mental effort. Through the College Concussion Clinic we evaluate how cognitive symptoms are interfering with students' studies and work with them to identify solutions.