Title

Program will help people recover from stroke

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

9-2011

Campus Unit

University of North Dakota

Abstract

The University of North Dakota Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has received a $19,500 community grant from the North Dakota Department of Health State Stroke Program.

The grant, Key to Success: Regaining Language and Literacy Skills, will support a one-year program that will provide a three hour, weekly literacy (reading and writing) intervention program for up to 10 individuals from the Grand Forks region who are recovering from the effects of a stroke or other related neurological difficulties. The program is being sponsored through the UND Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic and services will be provided free of charge to qualified individuals.

The UND clinic serves as an educational facility for graduate student speech-language clinicians and also provides a community service for children and adults with communication disorders or differences. Graduate students work under the direct supervision of clinically certified, licensed faculty members. UND's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is fully accredited in Speech-Language Pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

For more information about the language and literacy program supported by the grant, call the UND Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at (701) 777-3232.

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