Every year, over 600,000 stroke survivors in the US struggle to regain their ability to communicate. Their struggle is not due to loss of intelligence, but to aphasia: a language impairment that affects speaking, understanding, and writing. Therapy can be long and arduous, but also profoundly rewarding and the Stroke Comeback Center wants all survivors to have access to it, regardless of ability to pay. Founded by a licensed speech-language pathologist, SCC creates a supportive environment in which stroke survivors receive affordable therapy while rebuilding their communication skills and lives primarily through the innovative Life Participation Approach to Aphasia, which focuses on re-mastering daily tasks and routines. Last year, SCC provided over 5,500 hours of group therapy and almost 500 hours of individual and computer-based sessions. Group services are offered at just one-third of market rate and intake assessments are free of charge. Stroke recovery is daunting; but SCC knows that, with the right support, it can happen. As one SCC member said, You gave us hope when there was none.
Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; MD-Frederick County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-Prince William County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church
Age Groups Served: Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic
Population(s) Served: Disabled
Schools They Work In: N/A
Awards & Recognition
A National Affiliate of the National Aphasia Association, signifying expertise in aphasia
Executive Director awarded the DC Area Speech and Hearing Association's Clinical Achievement Award
Highlighted by Public Broadcasting Service for innovative work in stroke rehabilitation
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