Corbett Aphasia Rehabilitation and Education (CARE)

Screen shot of online care program


  • The Corbett Aphasia Rehabilitation and Education (CARE) program is for people with aphasia and their families to access speech and language therapy and to connect with each other. 
  • CARE started offering programming in January 2021.
  • CARE uses the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA) to help members increase participation and re-engage in life.


  • CARE is overseen by Esther Kim and Andrea Ruelling, both Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at the University of Alberta.
  • Working alongside them, will be SLP students in clinical placements.



  • CARE runs groups year round with a summer break in July and August.
  • Registered groups run for 11 weeks.


  • Services are provided online and in person.


Fall 2022 CARE program

  • Groups will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Groups will begin September 13 and end December 1, 2022 

 Tuesday Schedule (Fall 2022)

Thursday Schedule (Fall 2022)

  • 9:00 - 10:15 AM Toastmasters (Virtual)
  • 10:30 - 11:45 AM Travel Club (Virtual)
  • 1:00 - 2:15 PM CARE for Women (Virtual)       

Group Descriptions

Please note that only a selection of the following groups will be run per session block.

  • The cost is based on the number of groups you attend.
  • Each group costs $200*
  • The cost is for 11 weeks of programming.
  • Each CARE member can register for up to 2 groups** (group size is limited to 6 - 8 clients)

*Clients who cannot afford this and can demonstrate a need for support can apply for subsidized funding through the Corbett Clinic Client Assistance Fund.

**Registration is not guaranteed until confirmed via email.

  • CARE is no longer accepting registrations for the Fall 2022 program.
  • If you are interested in attending CARE in Winter 2023 (January - March), registration will be available by December 2022.
  • Self referrals are welcome.
  • SLP (and other professional) referrals are welcome.
  • If you have reports (i.e., medical reports, SLP assessment/treatment reports) these can be sent via fax (780-492-9333) or as an encrypted document via email to

CARE is no longer accepting registrations for the Fall 2022 program.

If interested in attending groups running in Winter 2023 (January - March), please register in December.

Questions? Contact Andrea Ruelling (

CARE registration form