HOW WE HELP
Through cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT), we help people regain and develop functional skills they have lost as a result of stroke or head injury. Training is customized based on the individual’s home, community and work needs as they relate to problems with:
WE INCORPORATE FOUR BASIC ELEMENTS THROUGHOUT OUR TRAINING:
Education: We teach individuals about how their brain injury has impacted their thinking. Family and caregivers, when available, are taught how to support training in the home and community. Our focus is on fostering a positive awareness of strengths and weaknesses and recognizing ways to improve abilities.
Skill training: We develop skills through direct retraining or improving the underlying cognitive functions. Our focus is on rebuilding capabilities.
Strategy training: We help people to utilize and improve skills that get them back doing things they enjoy. Our focus is on customizing approaches and training strategies to help people regain personal independence and a better quality of life.
Functional Activities Training: We provide opportunities to include education, training, and new strategies into everyday living with a focus on incorporating these newly developed skills and strategies into the persons’ real world.
CLIENTS SERVED BY CCCR
The Carolina Center for Cognitive Rehabilitation serves clients age 16 and older who have experienced a stroke or other traumatic brain injury. CCCR accepts applications from men and women of any income level regardless of race, religion, national origin or ability to pay for these services.
CCCR’s ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
- Have a non-developmental cognitive impairment due to traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, aneurysm, or cognitive decline due to undiagnosed etiology.
- Have the ability to attend to structured tasks for a one-hour period of time. In some acute situations breaks can be incorporated into sessions.
- Have a minimal awareness that changes have occurred and be motivated to make improvements.
- Have at least one designated family or support person available to assist and supervise home follow-through and carryover treatment strategies, homework, and structure. Some special circumstances will be considered, but most individuals require support outside of the treatment program to achieve its full benefits.
- Must be independent with bowel, bladder, and personal care functions, or have a personal care assistant with them during sessions.
- Must be drug and alcohol free.
- Must have reliable transportation to and from all sessions.