At NSW, we work closely with clients, their families, and other caregivers to design an individualized plan of treatment based on objectives and procedures developed from the results of an extensive neuropsychological and behavioral assessment. Through our integrated, multiphase treatment approach, we help our clients achieve their goals and improve their lives.
Our services include:
These rehabilitation methods are designed to reengage or compensate for impaired cognitive functions. We use computers, tablets, audiotapes, manipulatives, and social interaction to treat problems in attention, mental flexibility, self-monitoring, mental control, visual perception, spatial organization, categorical reasoning, abstract and practical reasoning, problem-solving, planning, organization, reading comprehension, receptive and expressive language.
Working with the client in a one-to-one setting, we employ counseling and psychotherapeutic methods, which are adapted due to the limiting effects of cognitive deficits, to increase understanding of the brain injury, motivation in recovery, acceptance of ramifications of brain injury on daily life, self-esteem, and independent living skills to maximize independence. We also provide independent living skills counseling regarding functioning in the home to facilitate the application of new skills in day-to-day activities.
We use behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, biofeedback, relaxation training, hypnosis, meditation, and other attentional control procedures to assist clients with brain injuries to manage problems in one or more of the following areas:
Somatic complaints with a psychosomatic component (e.g., headaches, irritable bowel, pain states).
Anxiety symptoms, including panic attacks, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress, OCD, and phobias.
Affective control (disinhibition problems)
Reduction of stress resulting from chronic neurological conditions or stress which exacerbates existing physical or psychological symptoms.
EMDR (EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION REPROCESSING)
This treatment can help a person with past trauma that is causing distress and impacting daily functioning work through their issues in a productive and healthy manner. Our staff guides the work; the reprocessing of the events is the work of the client. Treatment can lead to a much more fulfilling life as experiences are linked to how one functions today and perceives various life events. This work is safe and is taken on slowly and carefully, with the client understanding each step of the treatment process.
NEUROCOGNITIVE GROUP THERAPY
A therapeutic group setting provides opportunities for clients to improve judgment, self-regulation of mood and affect, and certain aspects of memory. Our group therapy sessions also assist clients in regaining their sense of identity, making necessary psychological and social adjustments, and regaining interpersonal awareness and effectiveness.
Family members are seen with and without the client with the goal of:
facilitating an understanding of the nature of the brain injury
providing an opportunity for input into effective treatment planning
promoting adjustment to acceptance of limitations
enrolling cooperation with reinforcing treatment goals
Our staff offers guidelines and techniques for managing and enhancing the function of the client by family members. By dealing with their own emotional reactions to the effects of the brain injury and its impact on the family, and by accepting this new reality, the family will be much more effective in helping the client reach treatment goals.
We use behavioral and cognitive interventions to encourage and facilitate appropriate social behavior, emotional control, and integration into social settings by the client. This may include a volunteer work placement or work trials when returning to employment.
Everyone has their own style, strengths, and challenges when it comes to learning. Remediation works with students on their specific challenges and teaches them strategies for learning that they can apply in the classroom. Many students, especially those with learning disabilities, can learn to work smarter and not harder. At NSW, we firmly believe in teaching students how to fish versus being given a fish. We teach the skills needed to improve their performance so they can do it on their own when they leave treatment.
Depending on the severity of the concussion, we offer various services that can assist in the recovery process and get the student-athlete back to life, education, and eventually, sport. Proper concussion management is critical, especially if the symptoms have lingered longer than expected. Children and parents can become anxious when this occurs, perpetuating the problem. Likewise, coordinating treatment between providers is essential. Our treatment approach meets the needs of the athlete and the parent at each recovery phase. We can assist you and your family in helping manage the symptoms as well as moving ahead in your life so that the concussion does not manage you or your child.
Has your child or a loved one been recently evaluated, and are you having trouble interpreting the results, which can sometimes be confusing to understand? With over 28 years of experience in testing and a broad knowledge of different measures, we would be happy to sit down and review the report with you and explain the test results. We could do this in one to two consultation visits, either in person or on a telehealth platform.