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Who can benefit from relationship-centered aphasia therapy?
  • Anyone who has aphasia or anyone whose family member or loved one has aphasia.
  • Persons with speech disorders such as apraxia or dysarthria in the presence of aphasia.
  • Clients who are committed to investing in their recovery.
What are the facts?
  • APHASIA is the loss of language most commonly due to stroke. There are different types of APHASIA that result from different brain lesions. 
  • Other causes of APHASIA include brain tumor, TBI, PPA, or neurological disease.    
  • APHASIA  affects 1/3 of people who have strokes.    
  • At least 2 MILLION people in the U.S.A. have APHASIA
  • More people in the U.S.A. have APHASIA than Parkinson's Disease or Multiple Sclerosis
  • APHASIA does not affect intellect or personality. 
  • APHASIA impacts the person who has it as well as his/her communication partners. 
  • No one can underestimate the power of NEUROPLASTICITY
  • APHASIA can improve!
Where does the program take place?
  • ICOMMUNICARE provides intensive therapy sessions in three locations: professional office space, client's or family member home, and/or work space, and places of personal interest, e.g., coffee shop, library, grocery store.  Session location may vary during the treatment program.
  • Part of RCAP includes communication partner training and counseling. This includes interaction with primary care partners.  Training can be done with family members in clinician office, client's home environment, or via teletherapy.
How does RCAP work?
  • Client is medically stable and not receiving outpatient or inpatient speech therapy at the time of RCAP. 
  • After initial consultation, ICOMMUNICARE outlines weekly program for intensive RCAP or recommends traditional speech therapy.  
  • Sessions are booked for at least 2 weeks in succession.
  • Intensive sessions are three hours a day that include 2 short breaks.  Sessions target speech-language goals, functional communication, communication partner training, use of technology for at least 20 minutes, and music therapy as an option. At least 2 outings are included in a 2 week session. 
  • Daily summary is provided with client and care partner with outlined home program.
  • Client and family members are accountable to adhere to home program outlined and monitored by SLP​.
  • Payment for RCAP is by tuition to be discussed during consultation service. 
Why Intensive RCAP?
  • Communication is necessary for relationships to begin, be maintained, and to improve.
  • Relationship centered care focuses on the client and his/her relationships with other providers, community members, professionals, and the one with the clinician. 
  • Intensive sessions allow clients to address their communication needs with various relationships via role play or face to face interactions, without the pressure of time constraints.  
  • Extended sessions provide more opportunities for clients to engage in their goals, repeat successes that cause change in neural pathways, and promote recovery.

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