Black Hills Brain Health bridges the gap between traditional rehabilitative therapy and a successful return to community living. Our program addresses the whole person, based upon evaluations and assessments, to determine the specific needs of each individual. Clinical studies have shown that holistic rehabilitation improves overall community functioning in individuals with brain injury.*
Our team approach targets cognitive training, speech therapy, counseling, residential living, and vocational exploration. We also provide case management and nursing services. Additionally, we offer neuropsychological and psychological testing services.
After discharge, we encourage participation in our weekly Survivors Group on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m., which is open to all former program participants. We also facilitate the Brain Injury Support Group of the Black Hills, which is open to brain injury survivors, their family members, and professionals. This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at Black Hills Brain Health. For more information on this and other brain injury support groups, please visit our Advocacy and Resources page.
We know that cognitive training is effective for improving cognitive function only when provided in a structured environment. Treatment plans are formulated based on the results of neuropsychological evaluations and assessments.
Our Speech Language Pathologist is passionate about helping people improve their ability to effectively communicate.
After a brain injury, an individual and their family are faced with many changes. At Black Hills Brain Health, we provide individual, group and family counseling.
Our training program delivers rehabilitation in a community setting and focuses on improving the life skills necessary to live and function successfully in society.
We understand the need to regain employment to full reintegrate in the community. We offer an employment-related curriculum to assist individuals to regain job skills.
We are ready and able to identify the abilities and areas of improvement during the rehabilitation process. This evaluation will give us a baseline as well as a metric of improvement as the individual progresses.
*Prevalence of Long Term Disability from Traumatic Brain Injury in the Civilian Population in the United States, 2005. Edward Zaloshnja, Ph.D., Ted Miller, Ph.D., Jean A. Langlois, Sc.D., MPH; Anbesaw W. Selassie, Dr.PH., The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Volume 23, Number 6, November-December 2008.
*Cognitive Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke: Updated Review of Literature from 1998 to 2002 with Recommendations for Clinical Practice, Keith D. Cicerone, Ph.D., Cynthia Dahlberg, M.A. CCC-SLP, James F. Malec, Ph.D., et. al. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 81:1596-1615