Occupational Therapy helps patients in their journey to increase independence in day-to-day living activities (dressing, grooming, home safety and home management like cleaning and cooking, memory and problem solving skills related to daily routines).
During occupational therapy, patients learn to compensate by developing skills and using assistive equipment (such as splints, wheelchairs, and prosthetic devices) which make activity possible.
Our team of occupational therapists are both experienced and compassionate, striving to work closely with patients and their families to set and meet their rehabilitation goals through evaluation, treatment, education, patient and family teaching, provision of specialized programs and follow-up care.
Our department provides a wide-variety of self-care strategies for patients ranging in age from adolescent to geriatric, with the following conditions:
- Orthopaedic injuries/surgeries, pre- and post-op treatments of joint replacements
- Neurological disorders (stroke, TBI, SCI, Parkinson's MS, etc.)
- Cardiac surgical and non-surgical
- Amputees (acute rehab)
- Burn treatment
- Acute and chronic pain
Speech Therapy is designed to help patients with disorders, conditions and disabilities, improve their communication abilities.
Communication helps us connect with others and allows us to express our thoughts and emotions, giving us a sense of belonging and self-esteem. Communication is more than talking. It is being able to understand what is said and involves producing speech sounds that are intelligible, formulating thoughts and sequencing words together to express those thoughts. It is remembering the words we need to express ourselves, it is reading and writing as much as it is eye contact, body language, signing and gesturing.Effingham Health System's Pediatric and Adult Speech and Language Programs offer families living and working in Effingham, Chatham and Bryant Counties with the highest level of care and compassion.
Our Pediatric Speech and Language Services Include:
- Speech Sound Disorders
- Articulation and Phonological Processes
- Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Language Delay
- Language Based Learning Disabilities
- Brain Injury
- Augmentative and Alternative
- Communications (AAC)
The Effingham Health System Adult Speech and Language Program Offers:
- Cognitive-linguistic communication
- Vital Stim - neuromuscular re-education
- Diet Modifications
- Compensatory Swallowing Strategies
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Brain Injury
- Huntington's Disease
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Parkinson's Disease
To learn more about the Effingham Health System Occupational and Speech Therapy programs, our facilities and staff, please call us at 754.6451.