Structured Day Program

Hickok Center for Brain InjuryThe Hickok Center for Brain Injury’s Structured Day Program is designed for people over the age of 18 who have sustained a brain injury. Through the daily operation of the Center, members learn compensatory strategies to help build strengths in areas such as: concentration and memory, organizational skills, task completion, etc. Many members participate in activities that require schedule planning and record keeping. In the flexible pace of the environment, members have time to develop functional living skills, social confidence and friendships. Each month, members plan the calendar of events that include community outings, arts and crafts projects, computer activities in our state of the art computer lab, exercise in our fully equipped gym and many other activities chosen to assist and support community re-integration and independence in daily living.

Members come to the Hickok Center with specific short and long term goals for recovery and beyond. Through participation in chosen Center activities, each member works on his or her goals toward achieving individual outcomes. Graduate level Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Art Students from Nazareth College have been a significant part of the Hickok Center for several years and support members in communication challenges, physical therapy goals and expressing themselves through art therapy.

Activities required for maintaining and planning for the organization, such as building maintenance, receptionist coverage, meal planning, purchase and preparation are only a few of the responsibilities shared among members and the small core group of staff. Regardless of the activity, the focus is on facilitating the independence of members.


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