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Cognitive Therapy

Are you or your loved one having increased difficulty remembering new information more frequently, or needing more assistance with tasks that use to be easy?
I can help!

  • Forgetting things more often, experiencing changes in thinking, or difficulty recalling how to perform routine tasks is not a "normal" part of aging and can affect a person's ability to live safely and independently.

  • Cognitive decline can range from Mild cognitive impairment (early stage of memory loss) to dementia, a form of memory and mental decline severe enough to interfere with daily life.

  • According to Yale Medicine, approximately 10 million people in the U.S are affected by Mild Cognitive impairment. Within just one year 10-15% of those will develop dementia; and 1/3 of those will develop Alzheimer's (the most common form of dementia) within 5 years.

Evaluation & Therapy

A cognitive linguistic evaluation can help to determine strengths and weaknesses related to all aspects of cognitive capabilities, develop patient-oriented and functional goals, and establish a plan of treatment using evidenced-based treatment techniques and activities in order to improve safety, recall, and independence throughout all activities of daily living, and/or maintain current skills for as long as possible.

You know what they say,

"If you don't use it.. you lose it!"

Providing in-home speech therapy for adult patient
  • Memory

    • Working memory​ / short-term memory: recall of new information immediately and after a delay.

    • Long-term memory

    • Episodic memory: recall of past events, experiences, activities or emotions.

    • Semantic memory: recall of word meanings, facts, or familiar faces or objects.

    • Prospective memory: recall of future appointments, dates, or events.

  • Attention

    • Sustained​: focusing on one specific task for a continuous amount of time without being distracted.

    • Selective: focusing on only one task while filtering out other distractions.

    • Divided: switching focus between tasks requiring different cognitive demands.

    • Alternating: processing of multiple tasks.

  • Reasoning and problem solving​​

  • Executive Functioning

    • Thought flexibility, decision-making, planning, organization, working memory

      • MCI: Heavy focus on medication management, arithmetic reasoning, time management, and checkbook balancing.​

  • Language

    • Object naming, word finding, fluency, receptive language, grammar and syntax​.

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