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Cognitive Rehab Clinic

Adult Cognitive Rehabilitation Clinic

Services are provided by graduate students working under the supervision of state licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists. PSU Student Clinicians provide evaluation and treatment services for adults (18 or older) with cognitive or cognitive- communication difficulties.  These sessions take place at our University Campus Clinic and normally run two times per week for fifty minutes.

Our Goal is to help people improve skills in communication and cognition (thinking) to reach their highest level of independence.

 

Who can benefit?

  • Adults living with thinking, communication or speech difficulties caused by:

    • Traumatic Brain Injury,  Concussion, Stroke,  Brain tumor or aneurysm

    • Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Primary Progressive Aphasia

 

  • Patients who have:

    • Poor attention or are easily distracted

    • Slowed thinking skills

    • Problems with memory or difficulty learning new information

    • Poor planning, organization, initiation

    • Impulsivity

    • Problem-solving difficulties; poor reasoning and judgment

    • Difficulty with talking (confused speech, disorganized thoughts, word finding problems, slowed speech)

    • Trouble understanding conversations or  difficulty reading

 

Our Student Clinicians use many different therapy approaches proven to help.  Clinicians include your GOALS at each step of the way.  Therapy programs are individualized for each person and their family.

What can you expect?:

  • Complete assessment of cognitive (thinking) skills including: interview of both patient and family; administration of standardized evaluations

  • Patient and family education about cognition and factors which contribute to difficulties with cognition

  • Restorative skill training to improve speed of information processing and attention

  • Compensatory strategy training to reduce everyday memory, attention, problem solving and executive function difficulties

  • Development of external aides and environmental modifications to use in the home environment

  • Family training for successful strategy use in home and community environments

 

 

For further information or questions, please contact Aimee Mooney, M.S. CCC-SLP/L  at  aimee3@pdx.edu.

OR, to request an appointment, please fill out an application found in the menu on the left.