Client Testimonials

Client Satisfaction

"WOW. This experience has been a great gift - new confidence, hope and friends."
-Participant (stroke survivor)

"We (my sister, my father and I) have all learned so much from the S-LP's, the students and the other participants. InteRACT feels more like a supportive family environment rather than just a therapy program... all of you have helped us to remain positive and hopeful about the future."
-Daughter of participant with aphasia

"Unbelievable experience for both of us. The future seems a little more promising due to the education and skills we have picked up. We cannot say enough positive things about the staff, students and planning of the program. Bravo!"
-Husband of participant with aphasia

"The InteRACT program experience was tremendous."
-Sister of participant with aphasia


"You guys are amazing. What you managed to do for her in four weeks is far more than what I expected. Having her smile and laugh again is worth any price."
-Sister of participant with aphasia

"...What you have done in four weeks would take months - if not years - in public rehab."
-Sister of participant with aphasia

"Very valuable program. Able to really see changes - the intensity of the program is a huge plus and having the partners attend is an added benefit."
-Husband of participant with aphasia

"At first I was concerned with the cost - but now I feel we received value for the money."
-Wife of participant with aphasia

"Individual treatment sessions are outstanding. It's obvious there's much communication between 'therapists' between sessions, between morning & night, from day to day, from week to week."
-Wife of participant with aphasia

"Highly individualized program based on participant's needs & interests; high degree of professionalism/maturity among all staff... students; energetic, helpful, enthusiastic, encouraging group of people all with the attitude that, 'you will benefit... you can do this'."
-Wife of participant with aphasia

"I loved how the individual speech sessions were so specific to her interests and level of ability. What a gift that is for the client and the partner."
-Sister of participant with aphasia

"Everyone was willing to adapt a program specifically for her on areas where she felt she needed help."
-Sister of participant with aphasia

"Thank you to the whole staff for its sincere enthusiasm, professionalism and assistance! It was obvious that you worked well as a team. Also the program was set up to provide customized therapy to each individual as well as to provide the group support needed. More of this type of therapy (intensive) is so needed and I do wish the idea (concept) flourishes."
-Wife of participant with aphasia

"Mall activity was a good exercise... The individual treatment sessions were well done with a variety of activities that were planned with the individuals' interest in mind."
-Mother of participant with aphasia

"The program is well organized. The staff is prepared and they obviously know how to work with survivors of all levels of ability. Was most impressed how the staff could regroup when a drill wasn't working. Negative never existed... just a different means to get to the end. Certainly appreciated the caring for him and for me. And I hope y'all learned something about tools, home repair, cars & NASCAR :)"
-Wife of participant with aphasia

"On behalf of my family I would like to thank everyone for being so patient, knowledgeable, understanding & welcoming. We feel that we are very lucky to have a program of this quality available so close to home. Although I have only been here one week, it feels more like a supportive family environment rather than just a therapy program. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to answer my questions and alleviate my concerns. This has been a very difficult time for all of us and this program & all of you have helped us to remain positive and hopeful about the future."
-Daughter of participant with aphasia

Would you recommend the program to others?

"Yes. You folks work very hard and produce results."
-Friend of participant with aphasia

"Absolutely. The energy and enthusiasm here is astounding! You work very hard at making this program very individualized. I've noticed improvements with all participants. This should really be the norm for rehab."
-Wife of participant with aphasia

"Yes. It is an outstanding personalized program. Anyone with aphasia would benefit because it is based on sound analysis of one's needs."
-Husband of participant with aphasia

Do you think your partner's abilities have improved?

"She certainly benefited from attending the program. She has been given an opportunity to see what improvements she can make if she applies herself. Numerous tools and approaches have been given to her so she is now in the driver's seat of her recovery."
-Sister of participant with aphasia

"She has improved in all areas. In particular, I have noticed that she is speaking more, initiating conversations more with other people. Her sentences are longer and I think her confidence has increased."
-Mother of participant with aphasia

"Yes. In every area: increased reading speed and comprehension, improved keyboarding skills, improved writing, improved ability to manipulate numbers, improved confidence and self-esteem, improved ability to think abstractly"
-Husband of participant with aphasia

"Yes. By 2 weeks, he had made more progress than 10 + months of therapy at home. Not that what he had at home was bad - but the "9-5" therapy made a difference."
-Wife of participant with aphasia

"He is more fluent in his speech and his reading has improved. And his confidence has grown!"
-Wife of participant with aphasia

"She is more confident in her speech and trying to communicate with others. The fact that she can read and write a little is so exciting to her!"
-Husband of participant with aphasia

"His confidence has been given a boost, which I believe has a positive effect on ability/desire to 'take more risks' with speech."
-Wife of participant with aphasia

"The difference is totally amazing. To think that 2 months ago we could barely communicate with each other. New communication skills & confidence are wild!"
-Mother in law of participant with aphasia

"Could see progress develop within the first few days and continued throughout the entire duration. It was a wonderful thing."
-Friend of participant with aphasia

Have you as a partner benefited?

"I have an arsenal of skills to carry on by myself at home. And the friendship of other people who are going through the same challenges."
-Sister of participant with aphasia

"I learned practical strategies for assisting her in practice and homework. I found encouragement as a caregiver."
-Husband of participant with aphasia