Adult Recreation Therapy Centre

Site: Paris - Willett Hospital

Service: Aphasia Program

Service Details
Hours Wed morning * contact for program times 
Program also offered in Brantford, Hagersville and Simcoe
Areas Served Norfolk County - and area
Eligibility * varied severities/types of Aphasia due to stroke or injury to the brain (Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), tumor) 
* medically stable and living in the community  
* willing to participate in Supportive Conversation Groups 
* demonstrates appropriate behaviour in a social group setting  
* no/minimal cognitive difficulties  
* client care needs (i.e. toileting, feeding) are met by client or caregiver (Note: some locations will have Day Program Staff available to assist)
Application Contact the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network or call the ARTC at 519-753-1882 for more information
Languages English
Fees Service ; Nominal fee applies, free one-time trial
Address and Location
Located In Community Paris
Address & Map
Willett Hospital
238 Grand River St N
Paris, ON N3L 2N7
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Intersection Grand River St N and Capron St
Mailing Address c/o ARTC 
58 Easton Rd 
Brantford, ON N3P 1J5
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description (Service) Adult day program * social, recreational, and therapeutic activities for adults with aphasia in a group setting for part of the day 
Supported Conversation Groups  
* small, supportive conversation groups  
* build communication skills and confidence  
* meet other people with aphasia  
* Learn new ways to communicate - modalities include; speech, gestures, facial expressions, writing, drawing, and technology 
* improve communication skills and confidence  
* socialize  
Caregiver Support Sessions  
* weekly and monthly support groups for caregivers, family members/friends  
* facilitated by a Social Worker  
Couples/Partner Conversation Training  
* program for person with aphasia and a partner - spouse, friend, children etc  
* learn and use communication strategies  
* increase comfort and enjoyment in having conversations 
Groups are facilitated by a Speech Therapist, Communicative Disorders Assistant and trained volunteers
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-753-1882 ext 104
Fax 519-753-0034
Primary Contact Kaitlyn MacPherson, Speech-Language Pathologist; Phone: (Business) 519-753-1882 * (Cell) 519-758-4630
Alternate Contact Cathy Haynes, ADP Regional Coordinator; Phone: 905-929-0323; Email:

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