Application

 

CANDIDACY

Admission Considerations

Admission is open to adults with all types of aphasia and at all levels of impairment. Many individuals who attend the program also have apraxia in addition to aphasia. Adults with chronic aphasia - many years post onset- can benefit from intensive treatment. In determining candidacy, previous therapy information as well as personal program goals are taken into consideration.

Individuals should:

  • be medically stable
  • be cognitively & physically able to endure the intensity of the program
  • demonstrate positive motivation for improving communication strategies
  • be able to attend with a designated communication partner

Partner participation is considered an essential component of our program. However, we recognize that this time commitment may be difficult for some people. Modifications to the full partner program may be addressed on an individual basis.

Admission Procedures

Contact us to receive an application package with the following forms or click below to download a PDF version. You can print and complete the forms and then mail them to us, or you can fill in the information online, save the document as a PDF on your computer, and then email it to us.

  1. InteRACT General Application Form [PDF - 315 kB]
  2. InteRACT Medical Information Form [PDF - 186 kB]
    (to be completed by your physician)
  3. InteRACT Personal Program Goals [PDF - 67 kB]
  4. InteRACT Personal Program Goals for Partners [PDF - 59 kB]
  5. Communication Therapy Report: Include a copy of the latest report from your Speech-Language Pathologist. 

When downloading and completing the forms, please ensure all five documents above are completed/included. All information can be sent to us via fax, email, mail or courier:

Fax: 902.494.5151
Email: interact@dal.ca

Mailing Address:
InteRACT
c/o Dalhousie University
School of Human Communication Disorders
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street
2nd Floor, Room 2C01
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2
Canada

Civic/Courier Address:
InteRACT
c/o Dalhousie University
School of Human Communication Disorders
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street
2nd Floor, Room 2C01
Halifax, Nova Scotia,  B3H 4H7
Canada

When your completed application has been received, we will review your file and determine whether or not you are a candidate for the Program.

If you are considered to be an appropriate candidate for the Program, we will send you an acceptance letter and invitation to participate. Available spaces are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis in response to the invitation.

Once you have confirmed your attendance, you will receive additional forms to be completed about your communication skills. It is important that we have as much information as possible about you and your communication in order that we may begin to plan for your Program.