Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital


About the Aphasia Center

Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital has therapists who specialize in aphasia. The Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is designed for people experiencing aphasia who would like to improve their communication skills. A speech-language pathologist with expertise in language disorders leads small group sessions. These sessions provide a comfortable and supportive environment for you to practice your skills through real-life activities.

Aphasia Center Group Activities

To improve language and communication skills, the Aphasia Center offers sessions (each session lasts 8 weeks) that include various group activities. There is a registration fee for group membership for these sessions. The groups offered by the center include the following:

Virtual groups and individual sessions are also available. Virtual sessions are scheduled week-to-week. You can join a virtual session at any time.

Schedules and Membership Fees

Each 8-week group session includes 3 hours of group time once a week. Different scheduling options are available.

Aphasia Center group membership fees are not covered by insurance. The membership fee includes all materials, except for the book needed for Book Club. Scholarship options are available, based on your financial needs.

Please call 630.909.8562 for scheduling options and to learn more about membership fees.

More Aphasia Options

One-on-one sessions are available for an additional fee. You may also choose to be included in aphasia research studies coordinated by Marianjoy clinicians.

Please call 630.909.8562 to learn more about one-on-one sessions and aphasia research studies.

Learn More

To register for the Aphasia Center or if you have questions, please contact Michelle Armour, MS, CCC-SLP, at 630.909.8562 or

Meet the Aphasia Center Founder

Michelle Armour is a speech-language pathologist, program lead clinician, and founder of the Aphasia Center. She specializes in stroke rehabilitation and her specific area of interest is aphasia. Michelle is on the Board of Directors for Aphasia Access and served for 4 years as co-chair on the Aphasia and Other Communication Disorders Task Force through the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. In addition to her work at Marianjoy, Armour has also served as an adjunct professor teaching about aphasia at Midwestern University.