Our Program

 Announcing iTAWC
In Vancouver, British Columbia!

Summer 2024 – Starting June 24th

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.  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 hours daily for four weeks. 
  • Apraxia therapy for those who need it
  • Individual, paired and/or small group instruction
  • Thorough pre-treatment assessment and orientation
  • Post-treatment assessment,  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, life participation approaches to aphasia treatment (LPAA) and current 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 one SLP (speech language pathologist) to each client. On occasion, clients may have the additional input of a graduate Speech and Language intern.
  • Pre and post assessments and family meetings
  • More specifics about out Aphasia Boot Camp

How to Register

We are now accepting registrations for our spring 2024 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 summer 2024 program on a first come, first served basis. Later program dates are TBD. Registration is limited to three clients.