The Stroke Center - Dallas has received a $20,000 grant from the Southwestern Medical Foundation. The Stroke Center, established in 1992, serves as a hub for groundbreaking research and as a training site for stroke rehabilitation. Clients are able to receive most current treatment programs at little or no charge. This gift will allow the center to continue to provide rehabilitation services to the community.
A $10,000 scholarship grant provides funding for clients who are unable to make personal contributions. The other $10,000 will be used for programmatic needs for teletherapy services. This fall, the center plans to provide a combination of face-to-face and teletherapy to their clients, allowing for critical clinical assessment and intervention experiences for graduate speech-pathology students.
Southwestern Medical Foundation has generously supported the Stroke Center since 1994. Thanks to private support, the center has been able to expand services over the years to include treating clients with right hemisphere lesions, traumatic brain injury and primary progressive aphasia. Last year, 46 individuals received 5,253 hours of clinical treatment in language, cognitive, motor speech and swallowing disorder. Texas Woman's University is grateful for the support and continued partnership with Southwestern Medical Foundation.