Yes, CRT is provided for kids and adults.
How is CRT delivered?
CRT is delivered as a set of structured exercises via a computer program, by an individual, or through group activities. Presently it's provided as a face-to-face restorative approach. Together, I guide the patient through a set of repetitive exercises directed towards specific cognitive processes in an effort to see real-world results and improvements. Exercises designed to isolate specific components of impaired cognition like selective attention, visual perception, prospective memory, etc.
What is unique about CRT and different from standard education?
CRT has a goal to develop the underlying cognitive skills mentioned above. By improving cognitive skills, a person improves their ability to read and calculate information.
Is CRT the same as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - CBT?
These are two different types of therapies. CRT shouldn't be confused with CBT, which is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the role of thought patterns in moods and behaviors.
How long is the CRT course of treatment?
The length of a unique individual's course depends on different things. For example, the extent and severity of their cognitive deficit, medical comorbidities, social support, the nature of neurocognitive deficits, and of course the person's effort and willingness to participate. The average length of courses is around 10-12 weeks, 3 or 4 times per week. It's crucial for individuals to do exercises at least 20 min a day, 4-5 days a week for 8-12 weeks.
Should I visit your office 3-4 times per week?
No. The visits to the office are twice per month or every 2 weeks. Between those times we'll meet and collaborate through email and telecommunication.
What If my child or I don't like the course of CRT?
No problem, we can simply stop the course at any time with no ill impacts. We can then re-assess and move forward with the best care.
I need the CRT course, what's my first step?
The first step is to meet and obtain a complex assessment that includes psychological testing and a clinical assessment. It helps confirm that you or your child have neurocognitive deficits and could benefit from CRT. Also, it helps to make a decision, if you or your child need only CRT or psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy or all together. It might be beneficial to provide CRT together with psychotherapy in order to support the person as he/she experiences different emotions related to cognitive dysfunction.
How do I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule your first appointment by sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 614-407-6513 and leave a detailed message about your needs.
My child has been diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder & ADHD. How could my child benefit from the CRT course?
Your child might have been given the diagnosis of Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD or he/she might have developmental delays, the list might be longer. The first question is whether your child has IEP, a 504 plan, or any neurological or psychological evaluations have been performed. The psychological evaluation(s) show what type of cognitive deficits your child has. The CRT course might be provided based on the results of psychological deficits.
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