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Cognitive Rehab Clinic

The Cognitive Rehabilitation Clinic is for adults (18 or older) with cognitive or cognitive-communication difficulties.  Clients participate in fifty minute sessions twice per week at the PSU Speech and Language Clinic located on the PSU campus. 

Our Goal is to work with clients to:

  • Improve skills in communication and cognition (thinking)
  • Maximize independence and participation in the community

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

  • Individuals who have challenges/difficulties with:

    • Attention

    • Slowed thinking skills

    • Memory or learning new information

    • Planning, organization, or initiation

    • Impulsivity

    • Problem-solving, reasoning and judgment

    • Communication (confused speech, disorganized thoughts, word finding problems, slowed speech)

    • Trouble understanding conversations

    • 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 we provide?:

  • Complete assessment of conitive (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, attenetion, 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

To fill out an application to receive clinical services, click here.