The goal of cognitive remediation is to improve the individual’s overall functioning by addressing aspects of cognition that have been compromised by injury or disease.
Occupational Therapy and Assessment
Occupational Therapists work with clients to improve participation in everyday activities. Through the use of purposeful activity, occupational therapists help people to resume the roles that bring meaning to their lives. By using functional activities and targeted interventions, occupational therapists address both basic activities of daily living (ex: getting dressed, feeding themselves, using the restroom), and instrumental activities of daily living (ex: money management, returning to work, household tasks).
Physical Therapy and Assessment
The development of rehabilitation programs for brain-injured persons is a complex and multi-disciplinary effort. Physical therapy is the aspect of rehabilitation that focuses on the restoration of functional mobility, as well as ongoing promotion of health and wellness.
Speech, Language, Dysphagia Therapy and Assessment
Speech-Language Pathologists evaluate and treat impairments in speech, language, cognition, voice and swallowing, which result from brain injury, stroke, or other conditions. After a brain injury, clients may have difficulty understanding what is being said and speaking clearly with meaning.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Program
Balance is maintained by the body via three systems: the visual system, the somatosensory system and the vestibular system. Damage to one or more of these systems can cause debilitating symptoms such as dizziness, feeling unsteady or off-balance, confusion, etc. Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is a component of physical therapy that addresses the many possible causes of dizziness within the vestibular system including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, labyrinthitis or neuritis, superior canal dehiscence, and unilateral or bilateral hypofunction.
Brain Injury psychotherapy based on evidence based treatment modalities to address a wide range of mental health and recovery related psychological issues are available with licensed psychologists.
A neuropsychological evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of cognitive and behavioral functions using a set of standardized tests and procedures. The evaluation involves an interview and the administration of tests. The tests are typically pencil and paper type tests. Some tasks might be self-reports meaning the patient completes them with the assistance of a technician.
Addictive Behaviors Services
ndividuals with substance related disorders are treated using a biopsychosocial approach with the primary goal of maintaining abstinence from alcohol and/or recreational drug use.
Physiatry Assessment and Treatment
Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), or physiatry (fĭz’ē-āt’rē or fĭ-zī’ə-trē), is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. A physician who has completed training in this field is referred to as a physiatrist. In order to be a physiatrist in the United States, one must complete four years of medical school, one year of internship and three years of residency.
Post Concussion Rehab
Simply put, a concussion occurs when an impact to the head or whiplash type movement causes the brain to bang against the skull or move around inside the skull. The result is bruising of the brain and/or tearing of axons, both of which may cause swelling inside the skull. There doesn’t need to be a loss of consciousness when suffering a concussion, and you often do not see evidence of the injury that caused the concussion like you might with other types of injuries you might experience.
Residential Treatment Services
Rehabilitation Specialists offers various residential treatment options including individual and group living arrangements, supervised apartments, and support for individuals residing in their own home. In these settings each individual is able to benefit from practicing skills by living in a supervised and/or structured environment.
Please contact Carol Sloman at (800) 441-7488 or (201) 478-4200, extension 13 for more information about respite services.