Good Shepherd Convenes Monthly Support Group for Individuals with Communication Disorders10/16/2008
October 16, 2008
Allentown, PA – Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network convenes a Communication Skills Group every Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center, 850 S. 5th Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The weekly meetings, which are led by a certified speech-language pathologist, offer adults with communication disorders a way to maintain the skills acquired in speech therapy by using speech and language strategies to interact with others.
The group helps participants speak clearly without hesitation or repetition, while using proper grammar and understanding conversation.
“The Communication Skills Groups offers patients an outlet to practice the skills learned during therapy, but it also offers them a chance to communicate with others who are facing similar struggles in their rehabilitation and lives,” says Denise Moyer, M.S., CCC/SLP, a speech-language pathologist at Good Shepherd and facilitator of the Communication Skills Group.
The Communication Skills Group cost is $11 per session and no doctor prescription is required. For more information on the Good Shepherd Communication Skills Group, call 610-776-3237 or visit www.GoodShepherdRehab.org.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 40,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 8 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 16 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement and a lifestyle products online store called Rehability. Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, began operations in July 2008 and provides post-acute care in the Philadelphia region. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit www.GoodShepherdRehab.org.