Our clients are our focus…
Each client at Crumley House is carefully assessed and a individualized set of goals is given in three basic areas:
- physical training
- cognitive training
- computer training
- Restoration of functions that can be restored
- Learning how to do things differently when functions cannot be restored to pre-injury levels.
Our physical training coordinator develops a plan of care that promotes the ability to move, reduces pain, restores function, and prevents disability. The trainer and the patient then work side-by-side to make sure that the goals of the treatment plan are met.
While practice in various cognitive tasks-doing arithmetic problems, solving logic puzzles, concentration skills, or reading-may help brain rehabilitation, this is usually not enough.
Basic skills must be strengthened before more complex skills are added. This pattern of functional strengths and weaknesses becomes the foundation for designing a program of brain rehabilitation.
Brain recovery follows patterns of brain development. Gross or large-scale systems must develop (or be retrained) before fine systems. Attention, focus, and perceptual skills develop (or are retrained) before complex intellectual activity can be successful. Our cognitive trainers are equipped to work on skills as simple as basic reading, writing, and math to more complex areas of higher learning.
Another aspect of cognitive training, the computer trainer utilizes software such as BrainTrain and Parrot that is specifically designed to meet the special needs of TBI patients and increase their skills in areas such as reasoning, attention, sequencing, and problem solving. Clients are also able to learn more complex computer skills such as learning to use the internet and software such as Microsoft Office.