This is a fantastic Post-Acute Residential Facility for brain and spinal cord injury. Here clients increase their daily living skills and gain independence over many months. They participate in speech, occupational and physical therapy 5 days a week, 6 hours a day. This program fills the gap between sub-acute care and returning home. Each Friday they also offer a community re-entry trip for those who are up to it. 24-hour nursing is on the premises. Housing is offered on the premises for family members.
University of Michigan Aphasia Program
The UMAP program is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They offer a one month intensive speech program. Participants spend 7 to 8 hours a day working on speech and language skills. Hotel accommodations are available at a discounted rate for the month.
The UMAP program incorporates a variety of therapy methods, including: music, group, and individual therapy, computer lab sessions and more.Festivities are held at the end of each program session, in celebration of the client’s hard work, improvement and new-found skills.
University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB)
This is a three week program for those who have had a stroke or TBI and suffer form hemiparesis. Intensive Constraint Induced Therapy can improve function of upper and lower extremities. Participants spend 4 hours a day concentrating on the effected limb with one of Taub’s highly trained occupational or physical therapist one on one. Temporary housing is available through the program.
Vision Therapy and Sensory Integration. The eye gym created by Dr. Appelbaum helps young and old with visual processing after injury. Vision Therapy is an individualized, supervised, treatment program designed to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Vision Therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the brain’s ability to control: eye alignment, eye teaming, eye focusing abilities, eye movements, and/or, visual processing
Visual-motor skills and endurance are developed through the use of specialized computer and optical devices, including therapeutic lenses, prisms, and filters. During the final stages of therapy, the patient’s newly acquired visual skills are reinforced and made automatic through repetition and by integration with motor and cognitive skills.