Stroke and Aphasia Rehabilitation
Beaumont's Speech & Language Pathology department is widely recognized for its excellent stroke and related disorders rehabilitation program.
Services are provided at Beaumont's Health Center in Royal Oak as are other outpatient rehabilitation services such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Day Rehabilitation Program and Driver's Rehabilitation. Treatment is also available at Beaumont, Troy.
Our treatment program includes:
Evaluation and recommendations by certified, specially trained staff
Customized treatment programs based on individual concerns
Specialized materials, activities and suggestions to help patients regain skills
Patient/family support groups for coping with communication loss
Special rehabilitation software and workbooks for added stimulation and treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
What is aphasia?
Aphasia is a general term used to describe difficulties often seen after a stroke. It refers to the loss or reduction of communication skills. Generally we speak of receptive aphasia as a person's ability to understand what is said to him and his ability to understand what he reads. Expressive aphasia is the ability to use language to communicate by speaking or by writing. This is a very general and simplified explanation, and after a stroke or related brain injury, one or more symptoms may be present.
What is the difference between a right- or left-sided stroke?
The brain is divided into the right and left hemispheres each of which controls the opposite side of the body. Each has a unique job but they also work together. The left hemisphere, which is usually dominant in a right-handed person, controls the speech and language areas including understanding, reading, writing, using numbers and recalling words. The right hemisphere (usually dominant in left-handed people) controls visual, spatial and perceptual areas reasoning and judgment, behavioral and emotional areas. These include impulsiveness or initiation, recognizing limitations, or remembering to breaking down tasks into small steps.
- Speech & Language Pathology
- Adult Services
- Accent Reduction
- Acute Care Services
- Alzheimer’s & Dementia
- Aphasia Diagnostics
- Beaumont Rehab Unit
- Center for Voice & Laryngeal Disorders
- Laryngectomee Rehab
- Motor Speech Disorders
- Nonverbal Communication Program
- Outpatient Program
- Rehabilitation Services
- Spasmodic Dysphonia
- Stroke & Aphasia Rehab
- Stuttering Center
- Swallowing Disorders
- Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation
- Trismus Program
- Pediatric Services
- Adult Services
For more information, please contact us at:
Beaumont, Royal Oak
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