When you have completed 25 hours of observation, please upload the observation reports and observation logs.  If you have any questions, please email Amanda Jackson, Clinical Externship Coordinator, amanda.jackson@mso.umt.edu

During the summer of 2019, the Big Sky Aphasia Program at the University of Montana is offering an Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program (ICAP) for individuals with aphasia and/or apraxia of speech (and their carers) resulting from stroke or traumatic brain injury. Please refer to our webpage for a detailed description of our ICAP. 


The summer 2019 ICAP will run from Monday, June 3rd through Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019. This time frame includes all pre-testing, treatment, and post-testing, and debriefing/home programming. Treatment includes daily individual treatment, small conversation group treatment, and large group sessions with a focus on improving language impairments, addressing psychosocial well-being, and implementing strategies for living with aphasia. Technology-based treatment (e.g., tablets, computers, phones, AAC devices) are incorporated into all types of therapy sessions. Treatment also includes weekly caregiver education and caregiver group counseling sessions. Participants with aphasia receive speech and language treatment for up to five hours per day, four days per week, for four weeks. To ensure a cohesive group and obtain optimal outcomes, participants enrolled in the ICAP are asked to commit to attending the program in its entirety, including pre- and post-treatment assessment. 

Before treatment begins, participants receive a comprehensive speech and language evaluation to determine their individual strengths and needs. This assessment will be held on Monday, June , 3rd and typically lasts 3-4 hours. The ICAP culminates with post-treatment testing (June 28 or  July 1) and a final conference (July 3rd) to discuss progress and to make recommendations for home programming and further services. 

The cost of our 2019 ICAP includes pre- and post-treatment assessment, all aphasia treatment and caregiver educational and counseling sessions, weekly recreational outings, and weekly hosted lunches. The tuition for the 2019 ICAP will be announced shortly. Scholarships may be available. 


Completing the Application

Please complete this online application to the best of your ability. We will follow up with you if we have additional questions about the person with aphasia's eligibility for this intensive program. 

The deadline for submitting an application is March 1, 2019. We will notify applicants of their acceptance status by Monday, March 18, 2019.


DeWit RiteCare Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic