Brain Injury Program

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When the unexpected happens, we will guide and support you.

The inpatient component of Gaylord's Brain Injury program treats patients emerging from coma following injury. Patients with brain injury are guided through a continuum of care that takes them from post-coma stages through community reentry.

Our Approach to Care

Our care team begins planning for the patient's treatment even before his or her arrival 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.

An Early Recovery Brain Injury 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.

A brain injury is a life changing event, and Gaylord is committed to helping people adapt to disability created by a brain injury—even after being discharged from the hospital. Gaylord's outpatient rehabilitation maximizes independence and community reintegration skills. Throughout all levels of treatment, family members are encouraged to be involved in the rehabilitation process. Support group meetings and our family education series provide guidance for family members learning to adapt to a loved one's brain injury. In seeking ways to improve their coping skills, many patients and their families benefit from the hospital's psychology department and the chaplain's office.

Traumatic Brain Injury Program            


Program Highlights

  • Intensive inpatient rehabilitation, including an Early Recovery program
  • Communication with referring physicians regarding their patients' progress
  • Inpatient Neurobehavioral program 
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Neuro-optometry consultations for visual deficits resulting from a brain injury.
  • Brain Injury Education groups for family. Gaylord's family education lectures and support group meetings facilitate understanding of brain injury.
  • Community Re-Integration Trip, which provides an opportunity for exposure to community barriers, increase knowledge of leisure resources in the community, increase skill building through on-site therapy intervention, provide opportunity for social interaction and increase physical and/or cognitive functioning.
  • Day Treatment program: Aphasia Day Program, Cognitive Day Program. The day treatment program is an intensive outpatient service designed to improve the function and independence of people with brain injury through: 
  • Cognitive and behavioral retraining
  • Psychosocial counseling
  • Individual and group sessions
  • Traurig Transitional Living Center, located on the Wallingford campus. Patients ready to practice independent living skills may be eligible for admission to the Traurig Transitional Living Center. The freestanding, eight-bed house offers patients the chance to practice problem-solving techniques and enhance social skills through peer interaction.
  • Brain Injury Resources
  • Brain Injury Program and Outcomes pdf


For Inpatient call the Admissions Office: (203) 284-2810

Outpatient Appointments: (203) 284-2888

Traurig Transitional Living Center Admissions: (203) 741-3488 or (203) 284-2773





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