Our Approach to Care
We bring together an array of resources, advanced technology, plus a team of highly experienced providers, to offer each brain injury patient an individualized approach to treatment. Our Inpatient and Outpatient Programs are designed to support patients at each stage of their recovery, helping them adapt to their post-injury lives, maximize their independence and reenter their communities.
Each patient's treatment plan is formulated before he or she even arrives at Gaylord. Since every brain injury is different, an individualized program is developed based on the patient’s specific needs. Various rehabilitation services are added to physical and occupational therapies because brain injuries often profoundly affect major body systems, including those that enable a person to speak, comprehend, reason and remember.
Extensive neuropsychological and physical services help patients regain sensorimotor, speech and behavioral skills. All aspects of our brain injury program are therapeutic in nature. Eating breakfast or taking a lunch break provides an opportunity to practice physical as well as psychosocial skills under the supervision of specially trained professionals.
Our Inpatient Program treats patients who are emerging from coma following brain injury. Our Early Recovery Program is available for patients who are not yet able to tolerate an aggressive therapy schedule, but are expected to progress to a traditional, intensive rehabilitation program. Patients are guided through a continuum of care that takes them from post-coma to community reentry.
Gaylord's Outpatient Program uses a variety of rehabilitation techniques to maximize independence and community reintegration skills. Family members are encouraged to be involved in the rehabilitation process. With support groups and a family education series, as well as our staff psychologists and chaplain, we help patients and their family members adapt to the challenges of recovering from a brain injury.
Alyse Sicklick, M.D., medical director of inpatient rehabilitation, gives an overview of the Traumatic Brain Injury Program in the video below.
- Intensive Inpatient Rehabilitation (including Early Recovery Program)
- Communication with Referring Physicians
- Inpatient Neurobehavioral Program
- Neuropsychological Testing
- Neuro-Optometry Consultations (for visual deficits resulting from brain injury)
- Brain Injury Education and Support Groups (to help families understand and cope with brain injury)
- Community Re-Integration Trip (provides exposure to community barriers, increases knowledge of leisure resources in the community, increases skill building through on-site therapy intervention, provides opportunity for social interaction and increases physical and/or cognitive functioning)
- Aphasia Therapy Program and the Cognitive Therapy Program (designed to improve function and independence through Cognitive and Behavioral Retraining, Psychosocial Counseling and Individual and Group Sessions)
- Brain Injury Residential Program at Traurig Transitional Living Center (for patients ready to develop independent living and social skills through problem-solving and peer interaction; located on the Wallingford campus).
- Brain Injury Program and Outcomes [pdf]
For Inpatient call the Admissions Office: (203) 284-2810
Outpatient Appointments: (203) 284-2888
Brain Injury Residential Program/Traurig Transitional Living Center Admissions: (203) 741-3488 or (203) 284-2773