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If you had a stroke that has left you with the inability to communicate effectively, a condition known as aphasia, experts at Jefferson Acute Rehabilitation Unit within the Jefferson Comprehensive Stroke Center can help. The goal of treatment is to maximize your functional independence and return you to an active lifestyle.

The Unit's interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation physicians, rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers and case managers, psychologists and therapeutic recreation specialists provides high-quality care. We also have a broad complement of skilled consultants available who can provide monitoring and treatment during your period of rehabilitation.

The Jefferson Acute Rehabilitation Unit is nationally accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation and Stroke Specialty Program.

The Jefferson Comprehensive Stroke Center is one of the most advanced and acclaimed centers in the U.S. for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research of stroke. It's also the largest facility dedicated to the care of acute stroke in the Delaware Valley. The Center is the proud recipient of the Gold Award for excellence from the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association. In addition, the Jefferson Primary Stroke Center has Advanced Certification by the Joint Commission in Stroke.

Jefferson neurologists have pioneered new treatments for stroke and are experienced in using the latest minimally invasive treatment procedures, such as endovascular coiling and Wingspan™ Stent System.

Request an Appointment

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with a Jefferson Health specialist about aphasia.