How to Access Cognition Therapy

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  • Call your local cognition therapist to make an appointment for the assessment.
  • If the person who is to take the assessment is a student enrolled with the local school district, the cognition therapist will direct students enrolled in the local School District to the office providing applications for the assessment (screening).
  • The cognition therapist meets with the student and administers a brief, enjoyable screening in about forty-five minutes.
  • The results of this mini-assessment are fed into a computer database to obtain a brief, informative report. A graph on the report shows how underlying learning skills are functioning, comparing them with one another and to the actual age of the student.
  • Parents and guardians, as well as the student, may then have a consultation to discuss and understand the results more fully.
  • The cognition therapist will explain how and whether the PACE program will benefit the student.
  • If the student and family decide to take PACE, a kit and license are ordered from LearningRX (required per student) and arrangements are made for the payment of fees.
  • The student meets with the cognition therapist on a one-to-one basis for forty or more hours, one to three hours at a time. Intensity and continuity are important factors in student success, especially at the beginning. Later, the schedule may taper off. Some take advantage of a holiday period and complete the course in under two weeks. Scheduling is individualized to meet student needs.
  • Although homework is not generally assigned in this program, parents and guardians are welcome to learn to practise exercises at home.
  • At the close of PACE, a post-assessment is performed and the report shared with student and parents. Typically, the report shows three or four years’ growth in at least one of the underlying learning skills. Some skills gain more. Auditory processing, for example, has shown as much as thirteen years’ improvement.