Services offered at SCALE are designed to decrease the social isolation experienced by individuals living with aphasia and their family members by providing a community of peers sharing similar goals and interests and trained professionals who support and guide members as they re-engage in life activities.
SCALE members attend the Center two days per week, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on a semester basis. A variety of communication groups and computer classes are offered in addition to hands-on, interactive groups such as art, photography and gardening. Members participate in at least two, 1-hour classes per day (6-7 people) that are facilitated by licensed Speech-Language Pathologists and/or a Therapeutic Recreational Specialist. Members also participate in community outreach projects designed to increase awareness of aphasia in the wider community. Additional classes are led by trained volunteers. Members have input regarding the types of classes offered, and select classes of interest to them. Caregiver activities include support groups and a library of resources specifically designed for individuals with aphasia and their families.
SCALE is a specialty program of The League for People with Disabilities Adult Medical Day Program. We accept medical assistance, veteran’s benefits, private pay or any other form of insurance that pays for medical day services. The medical day program is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide Adult medical day services to participants eligible under multiple Maryland State Waiver Programs. This body sets the rates for medical day programs. The current fee for service is $75.99 per day. SCALE’s program is not covered by traditional medical insurances or Medicare.