The Aphasia Rehabilitation Service of the Neurological Clinic of Milan University started on a voluntary basis in 1962. For many years it remained the only Aphasia Rehabilitation Service in Italy, and aphasic patients living outside Milan had no chance of being rehabilitated. This state of affairs persuaded us in the late 1960s to organize specialization courses for aphasia therapy, since neurological disorders were not taught in logopaedics schools. This, in turn, directly affected the kinds of patients who came to the Service. Initially, all of our patients had been admitted to the neurological wards, generally because of vascular disease. However, soon thereafter speech therapists who had attended the specialization courses on aphasia therapy began to send us patients for counseling and supervision.
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