Aphasia Arts Camp

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Stroke Aphasia Recovery (STAR) Program will host an Aphasia Arts Camp 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 2-12 at Quaker Avenue Church of Christ, 1701 Quaker Ave., Unity Center Entrance, located at 18th Street and Quaker Avenue.

The camp daily schedule includes a current events discussion, choir practice and art projects. The camp culminates with a final concert and art exhibit on the evening of June 12.

Aphasia is often a result of stroke, head injury, a brain tumor or other neurological problem. The disorder is an acquired communication impairment that affects a person’s ability to express him or herself through speech and writing, and/or to understand the speech and writing of others.

“Studies have shown that music, melody and rhythm, along with traditional speech therapies like cognitive linguistic therapy, stimulation-facilitation therapy, and constraint-induced language therapy can help people with aphasia and other language disorders,” said Melinda Corwin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, associate professor and director of the STAR Program in the TTUHSC Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.

For more information about the STAR Program or the Aphasia Arts Camp, contact Corwin at melinda.corwin@ttuhsc or call (806) 743-5660 ext. 223. Download the program brochure at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/health-professions/.

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