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Keeping Your Motivation High in Intensive Aphasia Programs

Staying motivated during an intensive comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP) can be a bit of a challenge, but it’s key to success. Here are some tips and tricks to help you stay engaged and motivated throughout your ICAP journey.


Set Realistic Goals


Setting small, achievable goals can help you stay focused and motivated. Break down your larger objectives into smaller tasks to see progress more clearly.


Celebrate Small Wins


Take time to celebrate each little victory. Every step forward, no matter how small, is a win and deserves recognition.


Stay Connected


Build a support network of family, friends, and fellow participants. Sharing your experiences and progress can provide encouragement and keep you accountable.


Engage in Enjoyable Activities


Find ways to incorporate activities you enjoy into your therapy. This could be hobbies, games, or social events that also help with your therapeutic goals. And please mention these to your speech therapist! We can target these during your Intensive program too.


Monitor and Reflect on Progress


Keep a journal or use a progress tracker to see how far you’ve come. Reflecting on your improvements can boost your sense of accomplishment and keep you motivated.



Staying motivated during an ICAP requires a mix of goal-setting, celebration, support, enjoyment, and reflection. By incorporating these strategies, you can maintain your drive and achieve meaningful progress in your aphasia recovery.

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