Speech Language Pathology
Speech & Language Pathologists are trained in the rehabilitation of deficits/disorders in the areas of language, articulation, voice, fluency, and dysphagia, with an underlying knowledge base of the neurological and physiologic processes affecting each. Deficits in the areas of attention, memory, information processing and executive functioning can impact all of the areas that speech and language pathologists treat, and are addressed in all treatment goals.
Receptive Language: § Comprehension of verbal language.
§ Auditory memory of verbal language.
§ Auditory assimilation of verbal language. (context)
§ Auditory associational skills in verbal language.
§ Auditory integration of verbal language. (understanding the whole picture)
§ Comprehension of inferential material.
§ Comprehension of mathematical concepts related to daily living skills.
Expressive Language: Ability to express ideas, verbally, or in written format, in a concise organized fashion.
§ Pragmatic use of language. (social and intentional communication)
§ Ability to generate novel verbal or written responses.
§ Ability to respond to novel verbal or written interactions.
§ Ability to deal with episodes of word/language retrieval difficulties.
§ Problem solving/judgment issues.
§ Ability to utilize appropriate syntax and semantics in given situations.
Memory: Treatment includes use of compensatory strategies, modification of the environment for increased functional memory.
Executive Functioning: Treatment includes helping the client to set up routines, making modifications to the environment, and using visual cues
Information Processing: Treatment includes gradual increase in the length and complexity of information presented to allow the brain to take in and process more information at one time.
Dysarthria (lack of involuntary control)
Dyspraxia (lack of voluntary control)
Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
Occupational Therapists focus on providing treatment to maximize functional activities that are needed within the scope of one's day-to-day living.
§ Utilizing community and the individual’s own resources to develop systems to manage higher levels of activities of daily living.
§ Addressing personal budgeting and money management skills.
§ Developing treatment for gross and fine motor coordination deficits.
§ Evaluating balance and teach compensatory skills and balance improvement techniques.
§ Evaluating and provide instruction for use of appropriate body mechanics.
§ Addressing safety issues in both the home and the community.
§ Assessing and teaching techniques to deal with pre-driving, pre-vocation and academic challenges.
§ Addressing vestibular and somatosensory issues.
§ Assisting individuals with stress management strategies.
§ Assisting individuals with community re-integration, which includes assessment and treatment of factors that are impacted, such as activities of daily living (e.g., self care) and instrumental activities of daily living (e.g., home management, rest and sleep habits, work demands, play leisure, social participation). Our occupational therapists help clients relearn how to do these activities (remediate) or determine new ways of accomplishing them (compensatory strategies). Through guided, graded instruction within the context of the client’s community, our occupational therapists work with individuals in real life settings such as the grocery store, bank, mall, workplace, home, or any other environment in which they need to regain competence in occupational performance.
Psychological and Counseling
§ Performed by a Neuropsychologist with the following credentialing: Ph.D, Diplomates in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology ABPP
§ No technicians are utilized in the testing process
§ Prompt scheduling and report generation is available
Individual & Family Counseling
Family and Client Support Groups
Psychological services are provided as needed and prescribed by the physician to:
§ Address psychosocial needs of the patient/client.
§ Address changes in family dynamics and other changes.
§ Counsel the client to ease symptoms of depression.
§ Assist with acceptance of change of life status, as a result of the brain injury.
§ Provide the individual with coping strategies.