News: Aphasia House

Clinic Updates for COVID-19

Written By: Megan Pabian | August 28, 2020
In compliance with UCF’s response to COVID-19 concerns, our clinics have made the following changes: UCF Communication Disorders Clinic Our clinic is open for patients at limited capacity and by...

How Wade Cole Got His ‘Sparkle’ Back at Aphasia House

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 12, 2020
When Wade Cole, a college honors student, called his mother, Stephanie, on that cold morning in January 2015 to tell her that his headache was back, she knew something was...

Harnessing Power: UCF’s Aphasia House and Knights on the Go Café is helping people like Larry Lentz Jr. improve their mobility, language and social skills.

Written By: Megan Pabian | April 1, 2020
Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes, they wear harnesses. When Larry Lentz Jr. wears his harness in the Knights on the Go Café, he glides from cash register to refrigerator, serving...

UCF Aphasia House Named Southeast Research Hub for Patient-Centered Outcomes Project

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | February 28, 2020
UCF Aphasia House  has been selected as one of four aphasia research incubator hubs throughout the country, representing the southeast region. The opportunity comes as a result of a collaboration...

Belgium Students Complete Externship at Aphasia House

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | February 27, 2019
Fiebe Cuvelier and Maud De Craemer are two students visiting from VIVES University in Belgium for a six-week externship program in the School of Communications Sciences and Disorders. The students...

Aphasia Club Creates a Family

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 19, 2018
To the members of UCF’s Aphasia House’s Friday Only Club, the therapeutic meetings are more than a way to improve their reading and speaking skills. The meetings also offer a...

Amy Engelhoven, New Director of Aphasia House

Written By: Camille Murawski '98 | August 28, 2017
For Amy Engelhoven, the new director of UCF’s Aphasia House, language has always been her passion. She studied communications and Spanish in college, and even spent a year abroad in...

Janet Whiteside, Founder and Director of Aphasia House, Set to Retire

Written By: Camille Murawski '98 | June 13, 2017
For more than 40 years, Janet Whiteside has helped men, women and children of all ages living with a speech disorder find their voices. She has inspired thousands of students...

UCF Showcases Aphasia House at International Leadership Summit

Written By: Karen Guin | March 27, 2017
International leaders who study and care for people who’ve lost their ability to speak recently gathered at UCF to discuss new therapy that can profoundly improve a client’s quality of...

Aphasia House Turns Problems into Hope for Dan and Marla Barrett

Written By: Megan Pabian | January 3, 2017
The silence of aphasia — a disorder that results from damage to parts of the brain that control language and speech — has the power to destroy lives. But through...

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