Aphasia is the difficulty in using or understanding language that may affect comprehension, verbal expression, reading comprehension and writing. Gaylord’s Aphasia Day Treatment Program is an intensive outpatient program for people with aphasia following an acquired brain injury such as stroke, traumatic brain injury or other neurologic disorder. Family members are encouraged to be involved in the program.
Different groups are available depending on individual needs and our services are tailored to help each patient achieve his or her greatest potential.
- Communication Group
- Academic Therapy
- Social Communication Lunch Group
- Psychosocial Group
- Fitness Group
- Speech-language pathology
- Social work services
- Aquatic therapy
- Medical services
- Physical therapy
- Neuropsychological testing
- Occupational therapy
- Case management
- Audiology/Hearing testing
Aphasia & Cognitive Day Treatment Programs
Guidelines for Admission:
- Verbal expression: May be severely impaired as long as patient can communicate needs using, written expression, gesturing or AAC device
- Will tolerate and benefit from at least 3 hours of therapy a day
- Can benefit from and participate in the group treatment setting
- No active substance abuse
- Participant, therapist and program coordinator can establish goals that are mutually agreed upon
- Independent with toileting and be able to transport self within the hospital
- Able to attend to groups for a minimum of 1 hour sessions
All patients of the Aphasia Day Treatment Program receive individual speech therapy. They may also receive occupational therapy, physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and psychological services based on individual needs.
- Improved auditory comprehension, verbal expression
- Motor speech, written expression
- 50% of patients return to work
- 100% of patients report benefits from the program
Call the Care Coordinator at (203) 741-3488 or (203) 284-2773.