injury rehabilitation is a specialty. Though brain injury shares
characteristics with other disabling conditions it is unique because
of the interplay of the various impairments that often follow brain
injury, in particular, the effect of cognitive impairment on
Cognitive impairment often includes problems with attention,
orientation, mood regulation, thinking, self-awareness, memory,
language, visual perception, and communication and tends to reduce
the individualís ability to actively participate in treatment.
These special problems require special knowledge and skills.
Our clinical and
support staff specializes in this area of treatment.
Brain injury rehabilitation takes time and expertise. Brain injury
is a life long disorder.
Northeast Center for Special Care is designed to serve individuals with acquired brain injury. It
one-of-a-kind facility and the largest brain injury treatment
program in the world. Northeast Center for Special Care
possesses unique qualifications for providing the specialty care
required to treat the consequences of acquired brain injury,
Our Specialized Staff:
internal medicine, nursing, neurology, neuropsychology,
psychiatry, social work, special education, nutrition,
wound healing, music therapy, therapeutic recreation,
physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language
pathology, respiratory, pulmonology, with years of
experience in brain injury rehabilitation
number of staff certified by the Brain Injury
Association of America as Certified Brain Injury
Specialists of any New York State program
staff who present at national and international
Language Arts Program is a part of our unique, specialized
Our Specialized Programs:
Programs: Brain Injury Program, Severe Neurobehavioral
Disorders Program, Neurorehabilitation Intensive
Program, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program,
Ventilator/Respiratory Program, Medically Complex
transdisciplinary cognitive rehabilitation model where
all treatments are tightly coordinated to overlap and
provide mutual reinforcement
cognitive, behavioral, emotional therapies, speech,
occupational, recreational, pre-vocational, avocational,
spiritual, and personal well-being program components
neuropsychology, neurobehavioral, assistive technology
experts on staff including EEG Biofeedback and EMDR
and Performing Arts Programs
motivation and identity recovery therapies
managed therapeutic community to promote re-acquisition
of cognitive, physical, and social skills in a
that continues until the individual can be discharged
discharge planning and close collaboration with the New
York State Home and Community Based Waiver Programs
Fine and Performing Arts Program
is a part of
transdisciplinary rehabilitation modalities that makes
Northeast Center for Special Care a unique program for the
treatment of traumatic brain injury.
Specially Designed Community:
sq. ft. therapeutic community with shops, library, post
office, cafe, art studio, hair salon, gym, and more
campus in rural Mid-Hudson Valley, midway between New York
City and Albany
environment that has been described as "cheerful,"
"uplifting," and "full of hope"
state-of-art rehabilitation center is a literal community with
shops, library, post office, cafe, art studio, hair salon,
gym, four large atria's with natural light and plants.
Because brain injury challenges the mind, the body, and the spirit,
a truly unique and uniquely effective program has been designed at Northeast Center for Special care to restore physical and
cognitive abilities, emotional adjustment, and spiritual
The ultimate goal of treatment is not just a return to the community
but mastery of a style of living that maintains the gains made in
therapy and promotes mental and physical health and a positive,
hopeful outlook that continues to grow throughout an individual's
lifetime. Our hundreds of program graduates; who have successfully
reintegrated back to their home communities are a testament to the
outcomes we are able to achieve.
We know how important picking the right program is and how anxious
you may be about entrusting the care of a loved one to others. We
look forward to answering your questions and taking you for an
in-depth tour of our facility and programs.