Aphasia Center of Tucson

1011 N. Craycroft Rd., Suite 301
Tucson, AZ 85711

Saguaro Speech & Language is proud to offer the Aphasia Center of Tucson (ACT) for individuals living with aphasia. ACT is designed to maximize recovery of communication through structured small group sessions that allow members to develop and practice communication techniques in a stimulating, yet accepting, environment. A variety of groups are offered to accommodate members’ interests and goals. Groups focus on areas such as communication strategies, writing, reading, number concepts, advocacy, and thinking skills. Individualized computer coaching is also available. In addition, education forums, community outings, and family support groups are offered.

The program runs on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Members participate for the full 3-hour duration. They may choose to attend one or both days, as space permits.

The program runs on a semester system, with longer (typically 12-week) semesters in the fall and winter, and shorter (typically 6-week) semesters in the spring and summer. Members commit to attending for the entire semester. Any prolonged anticipated absences must be discussed with the Director.

Prior to participation in the program, new members must be scheduled for a comprehensive evaluation. Findings from this evaluation will be used to help determine goals together and to assist group facilitators in planning appropriate group activities.

We have a limited number of positions available which we offer on a first-come, first-serve basis; we will continue to accept individuals into the program until it is full. Please be assured that whether you choose to participate or not will not affect your rehabilitation services at any other location. We encourage you to take advantage of as many opportunities as fit in with your lifestyle and goals.

We hope you will consider becoming a member of the Aphasia Center of Tucson. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or if you would like to schedule an evaluation.

Fabi Hirsch, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Director, Aphasia Center of Tucson