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If you’ve experienced a traumatic brain injury, a stroke, or some other form of neurological impairment – you may be experiencing a variety of cognitive deficits. If you have difficulty with orientation, attention, memory, problem solving, planning, organizing or “executive function,” Gaylord’s Cognitive Therapy Program can provide you with the techniques you need to maximize your skills and increase your independence.
The Cognitive Therapy Program is an intensive full day, individualized program that includes a mix of group and individual therapies provided on an outpatient basis. Since family members can be important to your recovery, they are encouraged to take an active role in the Program.
Our specialists will design a treatment based on your specific needs that may include:
Gaylord's two outpatient programs for acquired brain injury are the Aphasia and Cognitive Day Treatment Programs. Each program focuses on different issues and is available both to outpatients from the community and residents of Traurig House. This video provides an overview of each program and the skills that are focused on to help patients with traumatic brain injury.
Who is an eligible candidate for the Cognitive Therapy Program?
Any patient who is having difficulty communicating after a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other kind of “neurological event” may be an appropriate candidate for Gaylord’s Cognitive Therapy Program. A referral from a primary care physician, neurologist or other medical professional is typically required. To be eligible, patients must meet the following criteria:
How do I know if the Cognitive Therapy Program is right for me?
If you’ve experienced a “neurological event,” and now have difficulty with memory, orientation, and/or problem solving, then our Cognitive Therapy Program may be right for you. The first step in deciding whether you should enroll is to talk with your primary care physician or neurologist.
Cognitive Day Program brochure
Who participates in the Cognitive Therapy Program?
The program serves a wide variety of patients, all of whom are experiencing cognitive difficulties. Patients are drawn from inpatient settings throughout the Northeast, the Louis D. Traurig Transitional Living Center, and Gaylord’s surrounding communities.
What can I learn from the program?
The program is designed to provide you with the support and specific skills you’ll need to enhance your communication skills and maximize your independence. The Program will show you how to:
How can my family learn how to help?
Family members can play important roles in helping you recover and are encouraged to participate in the Program. Your family members will learn how to:
Will my medical insurance cover services?
Most commercial health insurance plans (as well as Medicaid) will cover Gaylord’s Cognitive Day Treatment Program. Gaylord’s staff can work with you to verify coverage, or discuss treatment costs that may not be covered by insurance.
Outpatient Admissions: (230) 284-2888
Outpatient Fax: (203) 294-8705
Program Coordinator: (203) 284-2800, extension 3991