Corbett Aphasia Rehabilitation and Education (CARE)

Screen shot of online care program

WHAT IS CARE?

  • 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.

WHO?

  • 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.

 

WHEN?

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

 WHERE?

  • Services are provided online and in person.

  

Winter 2023 CARE program

  • Groups will be offered on Thursdays and Fridays
  • Groups will begin January 19, 2023 and end March 31, 2023 

 Thursday Schedule (Winter 2023) - please see group descriptions below

  • 9:00 - 10:15 AM CARE to read 1 (Higher level group) (Virtual) 
  • 9:00 - 10:15 AM CARE to read 2 (Lower level group) (Virtual)
  • 11:00 - 12:15 PM Movement & Aphasia (in person, Corbett Hall, U of A, Edmonton)

Friday Schedule (Winter 2023) - please see group descriptions below

  • 9:00 - 10:15 AM Toastmasters (Virtual)
  • 9:00 - 10:15 AM Current Events (Virtual)
  • 11:00 - 12:15 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.

  • If you are interested in attending groups running in Winter 2023 (January 19- March 31, 2023), please register by January 10, 2023.
  • 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 csdcc@ualberta.ca

If interested in attending groups running in Winter 2023 (January 19 - March 31, 2023), please register by January 10, 2023.

Questions? Contact Andrea Ruelling (ruelling@ualberta.ca

CARE registration form