The Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at the George Washington University Hospital offers a comprehensive program of evaluation and treatment for individuals who have developed speech, language, swallowing or cognitive deficits following an injury or illness.

To contact the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, please call 202-715-5655.


  • AAC/SGD evaluation and treatment
  • Aphasia therapy
    • Difficulty with receptive language (listening and reading)
    • Difficulty with expressive language (speaking and writing)
  • Dysarthria therapy (speech production)
  • Preoperative counseling and postoperative treatment
  • Voice therapy
  • Stuttering therapy
  • Cognitive therapy (memory, problem solving, reasoning, attention, executive functions)
  • Clinical swallow assessment
  • Modified barium swallow studies
  • Dysphagia therapy (difficulty swallowing)
  • Patient/family education

Program Goals

  • Restore functional cognitive and communication skills
  • Promote safe oral feeding/swallowing
  • Educate patient and family on compensatory strategies and home programs

Podcast: The Inside Story on Outpatient Rehab

Daniel Finn, PT, DPT, OCS, MBA, discusses the outpatient rehabilitation services offered by the George Washington University Hospital, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology. 

Listen to the podcast

Speech and Language Pathologists

Rebecca Boersma
Rebecca Boersma, MA, CCC-SLP
Education: University of Minnesota, 2018
Certifications: Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT – LOUD)
Clinical Interests: Dysphagia, acquired neurological communication and cognitive disorders, motor speech disorders, clinical research

Taylor Dummer
Taylor Dummer, MS, CCC-SLP
Education: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2015
Certifications: Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT – LOUD)
Clinical Interests: Adult neurological rehabilitation for various deficits in cognition and communication, dysphagia treatment, Parkinson's LSVT LOUD treatment

Jennifer Schottler, MS, CCC-SLP
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
Certifications: Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT – LOUD)
Clinical Interests: Head and neck cancer rehabilitation, laryngectomy rehabilitation, dysphasia, voice
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