Cognitive Remediation Therapy
Have you noticed changes to your memory or cognition that are impacting your day-to-day life post injury or COVID-19? Cognitive therapy can help you compensate for and improve these abilities!
There are 6 domains of cognitive functioning (executive functioning, memory, social cognition, attention, language, visuospatial skills). Any or all of them can be impaired due to a brain injury, stroke, concussion, COVID-19 or dementia.
If you or your loved one are experiencing any difficulties in the areas of executive functioning, memory, social-cognition, attention, language, or visuospatial skills, a cognitive-communication evaluation is recommended. In-home services are recommended for select diagnoses. A Cognitive-Communication Evaluation identifies strengths and weakness in the cognitive areas (i.e. memory, attention, processing speed, comprehension, word-finding).
Depending on your needs, cognitive remediation therapy may help you
improve speech to make it clearer;
express thoughts more effectively;
better understand what you read;
improve attention during daily tasks and activities;
Improve memory using tools like memory books, calendars, and to-do lists;
improve problem-solving, planning, and organization skills;
work on social skills, such as reading social cues and taking turns in conversation
Speech and Language Therapy
We are available for independent evaluations, consultations with schools, parents, and other treatment providers.
Individual treatment is provided focused on one or more of the following areas:
Communication challenges may include working on the following areas:
communicating for social purposes in ways that are appropriate for the particular social context
changing communication to match the context or needs of the listener
following rules for conversation and storytelling
understanding nonliteral or ambiguous language
understanding that which is not explicitly stated
sentence grammar and lexical semantics
misinterpretation of contextual meaning
Social communication disorder (SCD) is characterized by persistent difficulties with the use of verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes.
Executive Function skills help people complete tasks and interact with others. They include a range of skills, such as:
planning and organization
concentrating and managing mental focus
analyzing and processing information
managing emotions and behavior
An executive function disorder impairs some of these skills, which can affect a person’s ability to manage and organize themselves to achieve goals.
Work on various skills such as social skills (e.g., friendships, dating, social safety, nonverbal language, and self-advocacy), independent living skills (e.g., budgeting, cooking, cleaning), executive functioning (time management, planning and prioritizing, making and keeping appointments), and college/career planning and development dependent on the individual.
Individualized therapy services targeting goals specific to the client's communication needs.
Caregiver/Sibling Support Groups:
Caregiver support is necessary for those with a child, spouse, sibling or parent with a disability. Our groups offer some relief by providing resources, practical input and support for those feeling a similar burnout.
Improve Socialization, Communication, Employment readiness skills, Health & lifestyle, Daily living skills, Self-determination.
Social Skills Groups:
Our groups provide a great opportunity for individuals with a variety of deficits and disabilities to socialize, form new relationships, and continue to grow and maintain social-communication skills!
Brain Injury Support Groups:
Groups for those suffering from a brain injury or concussion to learn to maintain and improve cognitive skills and connect in a group setting.
Teens/Adults on the Spectrum Community Outings:
Community outings include trips to: movies, arcades, art & cooking classes, sporting events, bowling, lunches & dinners out, libraries and more!
Speed Dating - Adults with Disabilities:
Although having a disability does not prevent us from achieving our goals, it can make it difficult to meet people with similar disabilities for friendship, networking, or dating. Keys To Communicate dreams of a world where the opportunities for social networking and dating are as common in our community as in every other one.