Our Program


 Announcing iTAWC
In Vancouver, British Columbia!

February 5 – March 2, 2018


Intensive Aphasia Therapy in Beautiful Vancouver!

iTAWC provides intensive aphasia treatment for people with aphasia from British Columbia, other provinces in Canada, the United States and beyond.  People wanting to attend an intensive aphasia therapy program from the western United States (Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah) and western Canada (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) will find the location of iTAWC especially convenient.  However, participants who come to our aphasia therapy program from all over the world enjoy the beautiful setting of Vancouver, BC, Canada where iTAWC takes place.

iTAWC is centrally located on West Broadway, in the accessible offices of Columbia Speech and Language Services Inc, the agency which runs iTAWC. There is easy access from major rapid transit lines.  Nearby are the Granville Island Public Market, unique shops, False Creek Sea Wall walk, many of Vancouver’s famous restaurants, and the cute little “Aqua buses” which shuttle foot passengers around Vancouver’s False Creek waterfront to Science World and to downtown Vancouver.  A short bus ride or drive will take you to many of Vancouver’s renowned beaches, nightlife or cultural attractions.

For more information about attractions and accessibility in Vancouver, please see Accessible Vancouver.  For further details about iTAWC have A Closer Look or look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

Aphasia Boot Camp

“Aphasia boot camp” is how many of our clients refer to our program.  Here’s why:

  • Speech and language therapy for aphasia for three to four hours daily for four weeks (depending on session selected)
  • Apraxia therapy for those who need it
  • Individual, paired and small group instruction
  • Thorough pre-treatment assessment and orientation
  • Post-treatment assessment, guest speakers, family meetings and debriefing
  • A detailed final report that can serve as a blueprint for targeting further progress after completion of iTAWC
  • Comprehensiveness – we use a variety of evidence-based practice methods including constraint induced language therapy, social participation approaches to aphasia treatment and state of the art technology as appropriate to each client’s needs. (See A Closer Look and Links and References for more detail)
  • Experienced, dedicated therapists with a passion for working with people with aphasia
  • Lots of individual attention – our staffing ratio is two SLPs (speech language pathologists) to every three clients and one grad student to every client in the summer, and one SLP to each client in other sessions
  • Intensive speech therapy for aphasia every day, Monday to Friday, for four weeks!
  • Pre and post assessments and family meetings
  • More specifics about out Aphasia Boot Camp

How to Register

We are now accepting registrations for our February/March 2018 program. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for costs, application procedures and further details. Or for more information, or to request an application packet, contact us at itawc@columbiaspeech.com or 604-875-9100.

We are now accepting registrations for our February/March 2018 program on a first come, first served basis. Registration is limited to three clients.