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.

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