Who We Are

The OSU Aphasia Initiative is a program for persons living with aphasia that provides structured group speech therapy sessions to facilitate functional communication skills through activities that are enriching, engaging, and meaningful.  Founded in 2015 through a generous donation by the Foster Family Foundation, the Aphasia Initiative has provided over 20,000 hours of group speech therapy and educated over 600 Ohio State students representing speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, social work, medical dietetics, and audiology.

Using the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia, the Initiative utilizes treatment techniques and activities to foster independence and community reintegration for persons with aphasia.

All group meetings are held in room 99 Pressey Hall, on Ohio State University’s West campus. Group sessions are facilitated by students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in Speech & Hearing Science and are supervised by a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist.