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Lisa Thornburg

The Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement (SCALE) is a specialty program of The League. SCALE was originally founded in July 2008, but merged with The League for People with Disabilities in November of 2014 and is the Baltimore metropolitan area’s only dedicated aphasia support and community center that utilizes the LPAA model. Our 5,000 square foot facility was designed by an individual with aphasia and is fully accessible and aphasia friendly. We are committed to providing barrier free access to all SCALE services.


What is the "Life Participation Approach to Aphasia?”


The Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA) is the foundation of all SCALE programs and services. The LPAA model is based on the latest research on aphasia treatments to provide long-term support to individuals with aphasia and help them to re-engage in life and achieve their goals. SCALE is truly unique as there are no other Intensive Community-Treatment programs offering the LPAA in Maryland.

SCALE includes two major programs, each consisting of different classes instructed in a community college format.



The mission of SCALE is to improve the quality of life for people living with aphasia and their families by:

  • Providing individuals with aphasia a place to connect

  • Offering interactive group activities designed to support and empower members as they re-engage in community

  • Providing educational materials, training and support for family members

  • Striving to raise public awareness and understanding of aphasia through community outreach and advocacy projects

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If you would like to make a donation to benefit The League’s SCALE program, please click here to explore The League’s Ways to Give section of our website.


8806 Orchard Tree Lane

Baltimore, MD 21286

If you would like to designate your gift to The League to the SCALE program, please note that when you make your donation.
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