"We strive to return our patients to their family lives, their professional fields and their studies."

CVA (Stroke)

The families of stroke patients are often told that there’s only a small window of opportunity for improvement, and that once a certain amount of time has passed, the patient’s condition cannot improve further. At the Feuerstein Institute, we believe – and have demonstrated – that even after a significant period of time, stroke patients can continue to advance and regenerate neurocells. However, the method of treatment and intensity of treatment are very important.

When stroke patients arrive at the Feuerstein Institute they undergo our unique Dynamic Assessment. Standard cognitive tests record a patient’s fixed status at a given moment in time, but the Feuerstein Dynamic Assessment measures the patient’s adaptability – his or her ability to improve performance on a variety of tasks, with the help of a trained mediator.

After the assessment, a personalized treatment plan is built for each patient. The plan will typically involve a commitment of 2 to 4 days a week with various therapists working on memory, organizational skills, reading, writing, speech, physical functioning, fine motor skills etc. Each patient is assigned a case manager who coordinates between therapists and family, and makes sure treatment is progressing properly. The team of professionals includes physical and occupational therapists, psychodrama practitioners, reading specialists etc. Extensive use is also made of the Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Tools (IE) which encourage cognitive rehabilitation on all levels.

In parallel, Feuerstein Institute staff work with the patient’s family on creating an environment that challenges the patient without being overwhelming, so that the patient can progress toward independent functioning.

Treatment Goals:
* Improve orientation within time & space
* Advance cognitive, verbal and motor skills
* Build up independence and personal initiative
* Encourage emotional growth: adapting to new realities, finding meaning in change

For more information, or to schedule an assessment, please contact:

Lea Mittleman,  +972-2-569-3372

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