VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
PIRATE: Program for Intensive Residential Aphasia Treatment & Education
VA Pittsburgh's Program for Intensive Residential Aphasia Treatment and Education (PIRATE) provides treatment to Veterans and active duty service members with aphasia. Aphasia is a language disorder resulting from brain damage, which impairs one's ability to understand, speak, read and write.
PIRATE lasts for four weeks and delivers a full day of speech language treatment each weekday. PIRATE focuses on helping individuals with aphasia improve their communication skills. PIRATE accepts applications from Veterans and active duty service members nationwide.
PIRATE participants receive one-on-one speech-language treatment, personalized education about aphasia, and support and encouragement to become self-advocates, who increase aphasia awareness in their communities. Please contact our team with questions or submit an application if you are interested in participating in PIRATE!
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PIRATE is a clinical demonstration project of the VA Pittsburgh Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC).