Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy


About the Aphasia Center

The Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy is designed for anyone who is experiencing aphasia and would like to improve his or her communication skills. Led by a speech-language pathologist with expertise in language disorders, small group sessions provide a comfortable and supportive environment for participants to practice their skills through real-life activities. Virtual groups and individual sessions are also available.

Aphasia Center club activities

Designed for improving language and communication skills, each eight-week session provides a variety of engaging, group activities through designated "clubs." These include:

In addition to in-person groups, virtual groups and individual sessions are available. Virtual sessions are scheduled week-to-week and can be joined at any time.

Session schedules

Each eight-week enrollment period includes three hours of treatment time, once a week. Various scheduling options are available and this schedule remains in effect throughout the duration of the enrollment period. Call 630.909.8562 for scheduling options.

Individual treatment sessions available

One-on-one speech therapy sessions are available for an additional fee. Participants may also elect to be included in ongoing aphasia research studies coordinated by Marianjoy clinicians. More information is available by calling 630.909.8562.

Aphasia Center rates
For more information

If you would like to register for the Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy, have questions regarding the program, individual treatment sessions or aphasia research studies, please contact Michelle Armour, MS, CCC-SLP at 630.909.8562 or

Michelle Armour is a Speech-Language Pathologist, Program Lead Clinician, and founder of the Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, IL. She specializes in stroke rehabilitation with specific areas of research interests and publications in the area of aphasia. She presents her work on aphasia and supported communication nationally. Michelle is on the Board of Directors for Aphasia Access and is currently serving as co-chair on the Aphasia and Other Communication Disorders Task Force through the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM). In addition to her work at Marianjoy, Michelle has also served as an Adjunct Professor teaching an aphasia course at Midwestern University.