The Aphasia Treatment Program (ATP) was launched in the 1996-1997 academic year by Founder Dr. Jan Avent. She developed an intensive program of aphasia group treatments that featured Cooperative therapy and Reciprocal Scaffolding, and provided a unique clinical training model for graduate speech-language pathology students at Cal State East Bay. Since the inception of ATP, the program has expanded its treatment options based on realistic life-participation goals for its clients, and the Rees Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, under the direction of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, is proud of the services now provided. Group treatment programs include Reading and Writing, Conversation, Book Club, News Group, and the nationally recognized “Aphasia Tones” choir, which was developed in the Fall of 2009 under the guidance of current ATP Director, Ellen Bernstein-Ellis.
ATP has been recognized for many of its efforts at improving communication acess for those with aphasia, including:
20 years later, the Aphasia Treatment Program has served hundreds of clients, trained hundreds of students, and inspired all who have come in contact with it. We invite you to support this uplifting program as it continues to train students in service to our communities.
To donate, go to Norma S. and Ray R. Rees Clinic Donations. In the Designation section, please select "Rees Clinic - Aphasia Treatment Program" from the drop-down menu.
Thank you! We are always grateful to our community friends who are able to provide additional support.