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Cognitive Impairment and Rehabilitation

Cognitive impairment in adults may occur as a result of a right hemisphere stroke, traumatic brain injury, neurological diseases or as a part of the normal aging process. Impairment with cognitive skills can involve changes with memory, attention, problem solving, judgment, organization and language.

Research has proven that cognitive rehabilitation can be effective in improving overall cognitive functioning when conducted in a clinically supervised setting. The Swain Center is recognized for offering a variety of services that are designed to improve overall cognitive functioning.

    Our Treatment Program:

  • A comprehensive evaluation, interpretation and recommendations by a speech-language pathologist
  • A customized cognitive rehabilitation program based on individual needs
  • Specialized materials for each individual’s needs

We also offer specialized Cognitive Rehabilitation Programs which include:

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex injury with wide variety of symptoms and subsequent disabilities. The impact on a person and his or her family can be devastating. TBI are most often caused by motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries or simple falls. Concussions are common causes of TBI resulting in symptoms that may be overlooked or dismissed. Symptoms associated with post-concussion syndrome can persist long after the initial injury. The deficits associated with head trauma will vary depending on the type and severity of the injury. TBI is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults from ages 1-44 years. An estimated 1.6 million to 3.8 million sports-related TBIs occur each year.

Many problems result following TBI. The effects of the deficits following TBI can potentially be professionally, socially and personally devastating.

    Some of the most common problems resulting from TBI include:

  • Memory loss including working memory
  • Processing problems
  • Organization difficulties
  • Difficulty with problem solving
  • Poor judgment and reasoning
  • Inattention and impulsiveness
  • Word finding difficulties
  • Sequencing difficulties

Recovery from TBI will vary depending on the nature and extent of the injury. However, comprehensive assessments from rehabilitation professionals will assist in recommendations for treatment intervention in order to maximize a person’s potential for recovery.

    Our Treatment Program:

  • Evaluation, interpretation, and recommendations by a certified speech-language pathologist
  • Customized treatment programs based on individual concerns
  • Specialized materials, activities and suggestions to improve communication skills
  • Patient/family support groups for coping with communication loss
  • Special rehabilitation software and workbooks for added stimulation and treatment
  • Collaboration with other rehabilitation professionals when necessary
  • Collaboration with vocational rehabilitation professionals when appropriate

We also offer specialized TBI Rehabilitation Programs which include:

Specialized Programs

The Swain Center provides a variety of specialized educational programs. You can read more about them on our specialized programs page.

We do not participate in IEPs, Due Process Hearings or Fair Hearings. If you require follow up information beyond the evaluation report, you may request a letter of support for additional information that you may need for your child.