Rehabilitation Research & Training Center for Stroke Survivors (RRTC)

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

 

Format             RRTC

 

RRTC assists stroke survivors achieve independence in their home environment and be active in the community by providing research, training, and evaluation; areas examined include various interventions for both acute and chronic stroke management utilized in the restoration of function in stroke survivors, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and clinical psychology disciplines.  Projects include the development and evaluation of robotic training and assistive devices that will be designed to promote efficient function in the workplace or at home, which will allow people with disabilities ready access to existing facilities in the community.  Engineering students assist with the development, which provides them opportunities to learn about recovery of function and community integration of people with disabilities.  Another project involves providing assistance to patients with stroke in writing their own personal narratives describing their experiences with stroke and disability.

 

Contact URL             http://www.ric.org/research/centers/trainingcenter/index.aspx

           

Contact Agency      

Rehabilitation Research & Training Center for Stroke Survivors (RRTC)

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

1-800-354-REHAB (7342) or (312) 238-1000