Faculty and Staff

Amy Engelhoven, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Lecturer and the Director of the Aphasia House in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University Central Florida. Dr. Engelhoven has extensive clinical experience in acquired adult neurogenic communication disorders and voice disorders. Her academic teaching experiences include neuroanatomical bases for speech, language, and hearing, adult language disorders, motor speech disorders, dysphagia, and voice disorders. Her research interests include the psychosocial implications of acquired neurogenic communication disorders, caregiver quality of life, patient reported outcomes for persons with aphasia, and evidence-based treatment of aphasia.

The Aphasia House is an Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program (ICAP) at UCF that provides five six-week intensive treatment sessions each year for patients with aphasia. Dr. Engelhoven provides clinical education in this special clinic for four hours each day, four days a week during these sessions.


  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • CCC-SLP, Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists
  • CBIS, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Certified Brain Injury Specialist
  • Aphasia House Welcomes Back Friday-Only Club Members
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | January 28, 2022
    Friday Only Club is back at UCF’s Aphasia House! The therapeutic support group for persons with aphasia (included during included during comprehensive aphasia treatment program; $10/week after) began meeting in-person...
  • Aphasia Family Connects UCF Students with Central Florida Aphasia Community
    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | June 28, 2021
    The Aphasia House, an outpatient clinic under the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, provides a comfortable place for patients with aphasia to receive treatment and find a community home....
  • Clinical Spotlight: Amy Engelhoven Develops Online Intensive Therapy Services to Meet Needs of People with Aphasia During the Pandemic and Beyond
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | June 24, 2021
    When Amy Engelhoven, director of UCF’s Aphasia House, came to UCF in 2017, she said one of her goals for the program was to increase telehealth for patients with aphasia,...
  • Aphasia House Director Shares Tips for Supporting Those with Aphasia
    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | June 4, 2021
    June is Aphasia Awareness Month. Aphasia is a language disorder caused by damage to the language centers in the brain, usually in the left hemisphere. It can affect all aspects...
  • 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...
  • Health Tips from Faculty During COVID-19
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | April 17, 2020
    The stressors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic make self-care more important than ever. Here are some tips shared by our health experts at the College of Health Professions and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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