Making a Referral

A referral for the Aphasia Institute’s programs and services can be made by:

  • Individuals with aphasia
  • Family members
  • Physicians
  • Social workers
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Other health care professionals

Download the Referral Form.

After the referral has been received, the applicant will be contacted by an intake worker within two months.  A full assessment made by a speech-language pathologist is preferred prior to admitting clients into our program.  The report will help our staff to determine the appropriate group for an applicant.

Assessments can be arranged through the speech pathology department of your local hospital or Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).  An assessment through a CCAC is typically arranged with the help of the client’s family physician. Clients wishing to be assessed by a private therapist may contact the Ontario Speech Language Association at (416) 920-0361 for a list of practitioners. The Aphasia Institute can also provide a list of speech pathologists that provide private services. Please contact us at (416) 226-3636 for more information.

In the event that it is not possible to arrange an assessment, please contact us at (416) 226-3636.  Every attempt will be made to accommodate any client who is unable to obtain an assessment.


In 2015, we are offering 3 Introductory programs a year for a 2 year-period as a trial.

The Introductory program dates and times for 2015 are:

Feb 19, 2015 – May 7, 2015, 9.30-11.30 am

May 21, 2015 – Aug 6, 2015, 1.15-3.15 pm 

Sep 24, 2015 – Dec 10, 2015, 9.30-11.30 am

It is important for you to be aware of the changes to our cut-off dates – we will no longer have referral cut-off dates but will have a rolling intake and assessment process for entry into our Introductory programs with the goal of ensuring a continuous intake process. Please continue to support us by sending in your fully completed referrals along with an SLP report at the earliest to enable us to ensure a smooth and quick intake process for our mutual clients.