Emmy and Tony Award-winning Actress Julie Harris to Headline University of Michigan Aphasia Program Event
Julie Harris, 81, is a former client of the University of Michigan Aphasia Program (www.aphasiahelp.com). She attended the program in
The University of Michigan Aphasia Program attracts clients from across the
Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that results from damage to parts of the brain. Stroke is the leading cause; however, it also can result from brain tumors, head injuries, brain infections, and other conditions of the brain. People with aphasia know what they want to say but cannot always get out the words. It can affect talking, understanding, reading and writing. Memory and thinking also can be reduced. An estimated one million Americans of all ages have aphasia.
The two-day event begins the afternoon of
On the evening of
For more information, visit the UMAP website at www.aphasiahelp.com or call (734) 764-8440.
The University of Michigan Aphasia Program was established in 1947 to assist World War II veterans who sustained injuries in combat. It is the oldest, most effective program of its kind for the treatment of aphasia in the
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