The Burke Rehabilitation Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program (Burke ICAP) is the first and only ICAP in Westchester County, NY, just north of New York City. The Burke ICAP meets in-person 5 days per week, 4 hours per day, for 4 weeks and occurs twice or more each year in the spring and summer. Prospective participants should have a diagnosis of aphasia and be 6 or more months post-stroke or brain injury. The ICAP meets in a small group of 4-6 participants. An experienced Burke speech-language pathologist facilitates the group each day with the assistance of 2 graduate students who are vetted for their academic excellence and clinical readiness. In addition to intensive daily work on all aspects of speech and language in a small group format, the ICAP includes weekly sessions of Occupational Therapy, Neurological Music Therapy and Canine Therapy, with a focus on language improvement during all activities. Individual speech and language goals are addressed via a leading neurocognitive app during each session on dedicated iPads. Participants will receive 3 months of free app usage at the conclusion of the ICAP in order to promote carryover of strategies and will be eligible to participate in an ongoing ICAP support group at no additional charge, in order to use their language skills in a supportive environment going forward. Caregivers will also receive support through a weekly ICAP Caregiver Support Group at Burke’s Marsal Caregiver Center located on our beautiful campus during the 4-week ICAP, run by a licensed Burke clinical social worker. A standardized aphasia assessment is given 1 week before and 1 week after the ICAP, to measure language progress. Fees apply for participation in the ICAP. Financial aid is available based on need. For more information, please contact Susan Wortman-Jutt, MS, CCC-SLP by email at swortmanju@burke.org, or call the Burke Outpatient Speech Department at 914-597-2234. 

Contact: Burke Rehabilitation Outpatient Speech Department

Website: Burke.org

Email: swortmanju@burke.org

785 Mamaroneck Avenue,
White Plains NY 10605


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