AAMC's physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists work with you to make daily tasks and activities easer. When full recovery is not possible, our therapists will help you develop strategies to compensate for limits in speech, language, thought process or physical mobility.
AAMC's occupational therapy for cognitive and neurological disorders helps patients relearn skills necessary for daily life such as:
They may also aid patients in developing strategies to compensate for changes in their motor and sensory abilities, and advise them about safety devices like grab bars that they can add to their living space.
AAMC's physical therapists help restore impaired motor and sensory function. benefits patients with cognitive or neurological disorders by evaluating and treating issues with balance and walking as well as teaching new ways for getting in and out of a car, transferring from a bed to a wheelchair and other activities essential to daily living. Our physical therapists can also assess if a wheelchair would be helpful and they can train caregivers and family members on the use of any recommended equipment.
AAMC's therapists develop speech language pathology treatment plans to address neurological problems that include disorders of speech (dysarthria), disorders of language (aphasia), disorders of memory/thinking (cognitive-linguistic impairments), disorders of voice (dysphonia), and/or disorders of swallowing (dysphagia). AAMC's speech-language therapists help patients who have difficulties with:
AAMC's comprehensive facilities also include equipment designed to help patients with cognitive and neurological disorders including:
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