Comprehensive rehabilitation services play an important role in assisting people with neurological disorders to achieve their highest level of function and independence. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the clients and families we serve by empowering them to reach their potential.

 

Our occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists specialize in the evaluation and treatment of the following neurological disorders:

  • Stroke

  • Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Multiple Sclerosis and other degenerative neurological diseases

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Dementia

  • Spinal Cord Injury

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Occupational therapy (OT) helps individuals to develop the skills of daily living necessary to function at home, work, and leisure pursuits. It supports their ability to be successful at the “job” of living!

 

Occupational Therapy may target:

  • Functional mobility

  • Balance & coordination

  • Cognitive skills

  • Activities of daily living

  • Fine motor Skills

  • Home safety

  • Overall participation & independence
     

OT’s use a variety of strategies to help clients achieve their maximum level of independence and quality

of life: working on improving specific skills, adapting activities to compensate for areas of weakness,

and setting up the environment to make it easier to accomplish challenging tasks. OT’s are skilled at constructing “just-right challenges” to build on a person’s strengths, creating opportunities for success while targeting the improvement of necessary skills.

Speech-Language Therapy

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Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) provide treatment for adults

who have difficulties with speech, language, voice, cognition and swallowing due to a neurological disorder or injury.

 

Speech-Language Therapy may target:

  • Receptive & expressive language

  • Social and pragmatic communication deficits

  • Cognition (attention, memory, problem solving and               executive functioning)

  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

  • Aphasia – loss of the ability to express or understand              spoken or written language

  • Dysarthria – disturbance in the strength or coordination of the     muscles of the speech mechanism

  • Apraxia – difficulty sequencing movements or actions related           to speech

  • Dysphagia – swallowing difficulties

  • Voice disorders such as vocal nodules, paralyzed vocal cords       and muscle tension dysphonia

How can OT help?

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Adult Neurological Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy