Despite tremendous efforts in prevention and medical treatment, stroke remains the number one cause of adult disability. Numerous studies from basic science have shown that after injury the brain has the potential to rewire with intensive treatment and practice. Ironically, understanding what is needed for the brain to heal has occurred as funding for rehabilitation has dramatically decreased. The Stroke Center – Dallas offers a unique opportunity to provide treatment and training programs based on current knowledge regarding brain plasticity.
In addition to a core of health professionals at The Stroke Center – Dallas, graduate students-in-training provide outpatient treatment services. Utilizing students in training helps provide treatment that is cost effective while also immersing them in the most current neurological rehabilitation approaches.
The Center operates five 6-week sessions each year. Prior to admission, qualified professionals meet with individual patients to complete a comprehensive assessment and outline a plan of care. The Stroke Center – Dallas services include speech/language therapy, individual physical therapy, occupational therapy assessment and psychosocial counseling.
Graduate students in the areas of speech/language pathology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy are supervised by professionals from each discipline while they gain clinical expertise by providing treatment for patients.
Psychosocial Support Groups
Psychosocial support groups for family members are provided without charge to all participants at The Stroke Center – Dallas. These groups meet bi-weekly and are led by professional staff.
Research trials are offered without charge. Professionally-supervised graduate student treatment is offered for a minimal fee.