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The UNC CARD Aphasia Goals Project has several components. Some have an educational focus while others are designed to seek new knowledge through research. Often these projects and outcomes interact. Here at Aphasia Goals, you can learn about our progress and collaborate through new initiatives. We invite you to visit us often.

The Aphasia Goal Pool

We started the Aphasia Goal Pool in the spring of 2015 as a way to learn from the professional community about strategic goal writing for aphasia. Over the first 34 months, we asked speech-language pathologists to send us examples of goals they were using in their practice. We welcomed any examples as long as they were representative of goals you had actually used in your practice. We collected 1,075 goals in this first round. By following the Aphasia Goal Pool tab, you can learn about some of the trends and strategies we noticed. More importantly, we hope you will consider participating in the pool.

The FOURC Model

We developed the FOURC model to help speech-language pathologists collaborate with their clients who have aphasia, coordinate interventions, and achieve positive outcomes in everyday communication.

Since 2015, we have partnered with clinicians who work in outpatient rehabilitation clinics to use and refine the model. We are excited to share the results of these collaborations through the FOURC model tab.

Recommended Resources

Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Pathway (goal setting)

King’s College London (goal attainment scaling)