LPAA Programs

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Having the support of a community that embraces the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia empowers all professionals helping people coping with an aphasia diagnosis. Not included? Please complete this short form to start the process of having your program listed.

Having the support of a community that embraces the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA) can be empowering for anyone affected by this isolating diagnosis.

Aphasia Access does not maintain a roster of recommended LPAA centered aphasia centers, however, you can view our community-generated list of LPAA Programs here. As a public service, we have put together this short set of questions that can aid in evaluating potential opportunities for support. 

Want to know if a local center embodies the LPAA? Consider these questions:

1. Are any client goals “client centered” (negotiated with the client)?

2. Do client goals include one of more of the following (or related) concepts:

  • Explicitly enhance participation in relevant life roles and activities
  • Enhance quality of life with aphasia/living successfully
  • Promote life changes that are meaningful to the individual (and family)

3. Does the program provide opportunities for the client to interact with other people with aphasia, or programming specifically address relationships with other people?

4. Is the community created via a group of people with similar interests and goals – gathering together as a community, either physically or virtually?

5. Is attention given to a “personal” psychological well-being? Do goals and methods explicitly address individual psychological needs? 

6. Are communication supports introduced to people with aphasia and family members?

7. Are participation oriented activities offered to enhance communication and life participation?

8. Are services for caregivers or others offered (e.g. opportunities to meet other family members, receive education and counseling, learn supported communication)

Adler Aphasia Center

Maywood Campus
60 West Hunter Avenue
Maywood, NJ 07607
201.368.8585
info@AdlerAphasiaCenter.org

Aphasia Center of California

(Mailing Address)
3966 Lyman Road

Oakland, CA 94602
(Primary Program Site)
200 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
510.336.0112
aphasiacenter@hotmail.com

Aphasia Center of Maine

6027 Village On The Green #130
Carrabassett, ME 04942
207.415.3133
info@aphasiacenterofmaine.org

Aphasia Center of Tucson

1011 N Craycroft Rd, Suite 301
Tucson, AZ 85711
520.730.8428
aphasiacenteroftucson.com

Aphasia House

University of Central Florida
3280 Progress Drive

Suites 500, 220
Orlando, FL 32826-2215
407.882.0468

Aphasia Institute

73 Scarsdale Road
Toronto ON 
Canada M3B2R2

416.226.3636
aphasia@aphasia.ca

Aphasia Recovery Connection

424 Second Street
Marietta, OH 45750
740.516.5891

Aphasia Resource Center at Boston University

635 Commonwealth Avenue 
Boston, MA 02215
617.353.8967

Austin Speech Labs

7800 Shoal Creek Blvd, Suite 136-S 
Austin, TX 78757 
512.992.0575

AphasiaToolbox.com

800 Vinial Street, B408
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
724.831.8353

Aphasia Treatment Program of CAL State East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd 
HaywardCA 94542 
510.885.3241

Big Sky Aphasia Program

32 Campus Drive Curry Health Center/CSD/LL 
MissoulaMT 59812 
406.243.2104
catherine.off@umontana.edu

Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center

2700 University, Blvd West Building B
Jacksonville, FL 32217 
904.345.6780

Butler Aphasia Community

Butler University, 4600 Sunset 
IndianapolisIN 46208 
317.940.8701

Buzzards Bay Speech Therapy

14 Holmes Road
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
508.326.0353

Calgary Aphasia Centre

Stroke Recovery Association of Calgary (SRAC) Box 501, Station A 
Calgary, Alberta T2H 1X1
403.827.7520 
calgary.aphasia.centre@gmail.com

Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group

5005 Woodway Drive
Suite 110

Houston, TX 77056
713.781.7100
echirstou@harctx.org

CLASS, Inc.

535 DockSt. Suite 104
TacomaWA 98402
253.874.9220
info@classinc.net

Dalhousie Aphasia Clinic

1256 Barrington Street
6th Floor

Halifax, NS B3J 1Y6
902.494.5158
interact@dal.ca

Duquesne University

421 Fisher Hall 600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
412.396.4047

East Carolina University

3310 Allied Health Sciences Bldg
East Carolina Univ 600 Moye Blvd,
Mail Stop 668

Greenville, NC 27834
252.744.6142

Gundersen Health System

1900 South Avenue, Mailstop-HO3015
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 
608.775.3050

Houston Aphasia Recovery Center

5005 Woodway Drive, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77056
713.781.7100
echirstou@harctx.org

The Intensive Aphasia Program at North Memorial

12000 Elm Creek Blvd
Suite #210
Maple Grove, MN 55311
763.581.3536

March Dimes Canada, Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program

13311 Yonge Street Suite 202 
Richmond HillOntario
L4E 3L6
905.773.7758

Minnesota Connect Aphasia Now

PO Box 27966 
MinneapolisMN 55427 
612.524.8802
contact@mncan.org

Minnesota State University Mankato Aphasia Group

Center for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Department of Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Services, Minnesota State University Mankato
150 South Road,
Mankato, MN 56001
507.389.1414

Moss Rehab Aphasia Center

50 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
215.663.6000

Nazareth College Aphasia Clinic

4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
585.389.2798

Neuro Rehab Network

191 High House Road
Cary, NC 27511
919.650.3854
info@aphasiaproject.org

Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy

26W171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
630.909.8562

Nova Scotia Aphasia Association

23 Braeside Lane
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 3J6
902.445.4960 
aphasiaNS@gmail.com

The Ohio State University Aphasia Initiative

1070 Carmack Road Pressey Hall,
Room 99
Columbus, OH  43210
614.688.1188
osuaphasiainitiative@gmail.com

Program for Intensive Residential Aphasia Treatment and Education (PIRATE)

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Audiology & Speech Pathology, 112SP-U
University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA 15240

Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement

5910 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
410.323.1777
info@scalebaltimore.org

Speech Spark Services, LLC

1924 Sinclair Drive
De Pere, WI 54115
920.403.0103

Stroke Comeback Center

145 Park Street, S.E.
Vienna, VA 22180
703-255-5221
info@strokecomebackcenter.org

The Talk Spot

2425 Post Rd Suite 103
FairfieldCT 06890
203.505.5723

University of Iowa Aphasia Clinic

334 D, WJSHC (University of Iowa)
250 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
319.335.8729
jean-k-gordon@uiowa.edu

University of Michigan Aphasia Program

1111 E. Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734.764.8440

Voices of Hope for Aphasia

Primary Program Sites
St. Petersburg & Dunedin
(mailing address)
200 2nd Avenue South, #449
St Petersburg, FL 33701
727.249.1953
info@vohaphasia.org

Waterloo Wellington Regional Aphasia Program (WWRAP)

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph 
100 Westmount Rd.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 5H8
519.824.6000
info@sjhcg.ca