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What is cognitive rehabilitation and how can a speech therapist help?

As a speech-language pathologist (speech therapist) who treats clients with traumatic brain injuries I frequently provide cognitive rehabilitation and compensatory strategy training. Cognition includes but is not limited to; memory, attention, problem solving, reasoning, organization, planning, and information processing. Basically, all the skills our brains need to complete day to day tasks. Following a traumatic…

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CMSA: KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS AND COURSES OF CARE

This October 26th Life Skills Village will be attending the Case Management Society of America’s for the Detroit Chapters; half day Knee Osteoarthritis Risk Factors and Courses of Care   This event primarily will focus on how Knee Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent joint disease and a leading source of chronic pain and disability in…

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What is ADHD?

ADHD, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in children, according to the CDC.    Although it is typically diagnosed in childhood, it can carry over into or be diagnosed in adulthood. It can be treated through medication and occupational and behavioral therapies, however, if untreated, ADHD can impact a…

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Domestic Violence Awareness : Psychological Impact and Resources

October is ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)’. Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S. On a typical day, there are more than 200,000 calls to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. Domestic violence is not exclusively physical. Psychological abuse increases the trauma of physical and sexual abuse. 7 out…

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Learn the Signs that Someone is At Risk

Suicide is a leading cause of death among children and adults, but spotting risk factors and warning signs isn’t easy. It’s National Suicide Prevention Week September 4 through September 10, part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Nearly 46,000 people in the United States died by suicide in 2020, which is about one death every 11 minutes, according to the US Centers…

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Employee Spotlight

What is the number one motivating factor for you and the work you do every day?    The number one motivating factor for me is knowing that I’m truly helping to make a difference in peoples’ lives.  It is great to see the adults that I work with achieve their personal goals and amazing to…

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New Therapy, New Facility Same World Class Treatment

  Welcoming Dr. Michelle Klaty to the Life Skills Village team as the Physical Therapy Department head – we have a lot to talk about as we update you on the newest addition to Life Skills Village.    Michelle Klaty was born and raised in Grand Blanc (Flint area) where she also completed her education…

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11 Years Of Healing and Treatment…And we’re just getting started

This past month marked the 11 year anniversary of our journey as Life Skills Village. With 11 years in business we have served three thousand and twenty six (3,026) patients in that time and as we have said before and we will say it again, we are just getting started..   Initially founded to help…

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Does My Child Need Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy?  Occupational therapy helps individuals participate and perform in their everyday life activities in their home and community, including school, workplace, and social settings. Occupational therapy focuses on assisting and improving the physical, psychosocial, sensory-perceptual, and cognitive skills that support engagement in daily activity to increase independence and quality of life. How…

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Wild Walk for Mental Health at The Detroit Zoo

This past weekend the staff at Life Skills Village attended the Wild Walk for Mental Health hosted by Words of Hope for Life. The Event:  The walk was a Private Event at the Detroit Zoo featuring a 1.7 mile walk at your own pace, event shirt, music by Coach from Swag Kids Gym, raffle, selfie…

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