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Enhance your cognitive abilities with research-based activities and practical strategies that promote brain health at Northwestern University's Speech, Language, and Learning Clinic. 

Research shows that cognitive stimulation strengthens brain wellness, and may even offer some protection against degenerative processes such as Alzheimer's disease. 

Northwestern University's six-week Cognitive Fitness Program is designed for adults seeking to maintain and fortify their current abilities as well as those seeking to rebuild skills and develop compensatory strategies. (The program is appropriate for individuals experiencing mild memory or cognitive difficulties although is not suitable for individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.)

Held on the university's Evanston campus, sessions are directed by clinical faculty members who are speech-language pathologists experienced with the complex connections between the adult brain and memory, language ability and other cognitive functions. 

Offered three times during the year, each session is limited to 10 members to ensure personalized attention in a comfortable group setting.

Sessions are held on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and cost $220/participant.

Fall 2014 Session
October 15 – November 19, 2014 

Winter 2015 Session
January 28 – March 4, 2015 

Spring 2015 Session
April 22 – May 27, 2015

Northwestern University
Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

In addition to the Cognitive Fitness Groups, the Northwestern University Speech, Language, and Learning Clinic provide comprehensive evaluation and therapy services on the Evanston campus. Diagnostic evaluations determine the course of treatment, including frequency and appropriateness of individual and/or group therapy.

The Northwestern University Speech, Language, and Learning Clinic is a unique community resource that merges university research and innovative teaching with clinical services. Experts in the field – faculty who are nationally certified and state licensed speech-language pathologists – direct provision of clinical services, bringing exceptional knowledge and experience to our clients.

For more information, contact the Speech, Learning, and Language Clinic at 847-491-5012 or

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