Persons must have a primary diagnosis of aphasia as determined by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Persons with cognitive deficits will be considered on a case-by-case basis if language needs are of primary concern.
Candidates cannot be behaviorally inappropriate or disruptive in a group environment.
Candidates must be able to tolerate group sessions and be an intentional communicator.
Candidates must have appropriate levels of focused and divided attention for a small group environment.
Candidates must be able to display a preference via gesture, yes/no, pointing, or verbalizing in a group setting.
If candidates are unable to toilet independently or need help with medications, an individual needs assessment must be completed prior to using HARC's CNA services. Otherwise, a caregiver must be present during the program day to help with these needs.
NOTE: Caregivers do not participate with participants in our daily group programs, but are welcome to be a part of our Caregiver Program, which meets regularly at HARC.