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Aphasia Communication Effectiveness (ACE)

The ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic offers a summer program for adult clients with chronic aphasia called Aphasia Communication Effectiveness.

ACE is an adult communication program for individuals with chronic aphasia. Any adult with acquired language or cognitive abilities may register. The program centers on opportunities and strategies for communication and uses thematic-based discussion on topics that are of interest to adults. There will be large group and smaller group activities based on an individual’s level of communication.

New clients will have a consultation and screening appointment prior to the first week of the program and may need to have a full evaluation if they continue to receive services in the fall or spring. Some returning clients will be asked to speak with a student clinician prior to the group so the student clinician can meet you and plan your session. 

Group Options

The sessions are activity-based and there will be several groups running at the same time. Participants are grouped based on their interests and level of communication. Some group options include:

  • Debate club
  • Cooking
  • Language games
  • Movie reviews
  • Current events
  • Cooperative learning dyads
  • Scripted language practice (e.g. ordering in a restaurant)
  • Computer and apps for practicing language and attention skills
  • Problem-solving group: Math and word problems
  • Book club

ACE program participants are encouraged to attend the entire session. However, if you prefer to come for two hours instead of three you can join groups based on our hourly session schedule. Sessions will typically run 50 minutes with a short break in between. However, you do need to stick to the scheduled time you request so that we know you are attending.

Dates and Times

The summer session begins May 23.


For more information or to register for the ACE program, please call the clinic at 480-965-2373 or submit a form.