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Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience


Aphasia (uh-fay'-zhuh) is a disorder caused by damage to the parts of
the brain that control language and affects a person’s ability to use or
comprehend spoken and written words. Although aphasia affects a
person's ability to communicate, it does not affect their intellect. It can
occur as a result of a head trauma, tumor, or in most cases a stroke,
of which one third of all stroke survivors are diagnosed with aphasia.

In this Practicum, you will receive training in Supportive Communication
Techniques and work as a communication partner with an individual with
aphasia at the Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement. The mission
of the Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement (SCALE) is to improve
the quality of life for people living with aphasia and their families by
providing individuals with a place to connect and by offering interactive
group activities designed to support and empower members as they
re-engage in the community.

AS.080.400 - Program Description

SCALE:  Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement