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CHAT (Communication Helps Achievement Together)

Communication Helps Achievement Together (CHAT) is an adult program that offers communication
opportunities and intervention to people with neurogenic speech and language impairments.Participation in CHAT will allow an individual to maximize his/her communication abilities. CHAT groups will also benefit individuals who have plateaued in their progress in therapy, but continue to need socialization and communication experiences.
The CHAT group meets Mondays and Fridays during the semester at the UC Health Drake Center. Groups consist of men and women, ages ranging from 35 to 85, with various communication disorder diagnoses. Graduate students in speech language pathology (SLP) become conversational partners with members to support their communication attempts using new techniques, verbal/visual supports, and encouragement to utilize strategies previously learned in individual speech therapy sessions. Sessions are based on themes and communication skill-building. Activities will be provided within a small group setting and will target “real world” experiences, themes and skills for communication.

Members of the CHAT group gain confidence and are empowered to integrate into the community in a variety of ways: speaking engagements, teaching and church activities, and communicating with friends and neighbors. Potential members are required to come to the UC clinic for a 1 time, informal, 90 minute evaluation to ensure they are appropriate to participate in the group.   

Cost: $35 per semester. 

For more information, call 513-558-8503 or email 


Student with patient during "R" clinic

Contact Us

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
3202 Eden Avenue
P.O. Box 670379
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0379
Phone: 513-558-8502
Fax:  513-558-8500

Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinic
French East Building Room G65
Phone: (513) 558-8503
Fax:  (513) 558-8988

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