The TWU Stroke Center – Dallas was established in 1992 to provide research, treatment and training in neurological rehabilitation specifically for stroke. The center presents treatment programs based on the most current knowledge regarding brain plasticity exploring alternative physiological treatments for stroke. A core of health professionals and graduate students-in-training meet with individual patients to complete a comprehensive assessment, outline a plan of care and provide outpatient services. Located in the T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences on the Texas Woman’s University Parkland campus, the Center operates five 6-week sessions each year. Services include speech/language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy assessment and intervention and psychosocial counseling. Individuals may be referred by physicians, family or self.
The mission of the center is to impact the quality of life for individuals post stroke by:
- Implementing clinical trials to add to the body of knowledge in stroke rehabilitation
- Training health professional students and community professionals in state-of-the-art stroke rehabilitation practices
- Providing an accessible and affordable environment for persons post stroke to engage in task-specific learning activities to enhance language and mobility outcomes
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