Are you a good candidate for InteRACT?
We welcome adults with all types of aphasia, at all ages, and at all stages of impairment and recovery. Many of our participants also have apraxia. Adults with chronic aphasia—even many years post-onset—as well as those who have recently suffered stroke or injury can benefit from intensive therapy.
To ensure the most productive and successful InteRACT experience, we have a thorough application process. This lets us get to know you, your challenges and your goals, and lets you get to know us and our expectations.
We will consider previous therapy information as well as your personal communication goals in evaluating your application. Partner participation is an essential component of our program, and we require that all participants attend with a communication partner or caregiver. We recognize the time commitment this requires, which is why one or more people may fulfill this role.
- be medically stable (it is not required that participants be fully independent for toileting and transfers, however, partners will need to assist in these areas as required)
- have the cognitive and physical stamina the program requires
- demonstrate motivation to improve communication
- be able to identify specific and realistic goals for the program
Talk to Linda
Program director Linda Wozniak is personally involved in all aspects of this program, from candidate selection to daily therapy sessions. Contact Linda to discuss your suitability for InteRACT.
We run sessions in the spring and summer. While we accept applications year-round, we typically only enroll 6 participants per session. It’s best to apply early.
Complete and submit the following by email, fax, mail or courier:
- InteRACT general application form [PDF - 315 kB]
- InteRACT personal program goals [PDF - 67 kB]
- InteRACT personal program goals for partners [PDF - 59 kB]
- InteRACT medical information form [PDF - 186 kB]: to be completed by your physician
- a communication therapy report from your speech-language pathologist
Fax: (902) 494-5151
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street
2nd Floor, Room 2C01
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
What happens next?
If we determine you are a candidate for our program, within two weeks, we will send you an acceptance letter and invitation to participate. If you wish to expedite the application process, we can accept your application and send your acceptance via email.
Please note that program spaces are limited (typically six per session) and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is confirmed upon receipt of the non-refundable deposit.
After confirming your attendance, we will request additional information about your communication skills. We will also direct you in providing a video, which helps us gather as much information as possible to plan for your program before you even arrive.