The Speech Therapy and Education Program for Stroke Survivors (STEPSS) is responsible for individual and group SLP services for adults with acquired neurogenic communication disorders.  These patients have speech, language, and cognitive-communication problems as a result of focal (e.g. stroke) or diffuse (head injury) brain damage.  There are consistently over 40 adult patients in the program and as one SLP graduate student commented: "It was great to work with adults who have a variety of impairments and have such a willingness to improve."

 

 

Evaluations, individual and group therapy sessions are offered. Maintenance groups for supported conversation, total communication and higher level language problems are provided.  The STEPSS program concludes with a potluck luncheon each semester to allow clients the opportunity for large group functional communication.

If you or someone you know would like information on becoming a client of the Wayne State University Speech and Language Center's STEPSS Program, please call the department at 313-577-3339.

 

STEPSS Program Client Survey Results

Non-Discrimination Policy

Wayne State University (WSU) is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity in all of its operations, employment status, educational programs and related activities.  As part of WSU, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders adheres to this same policy for faculty and students as well as for clients of the department's clinics. Students, faculty, staff and persons served in the Speech and Language Center are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner—that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or status as a covered veteran.

 
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