Growing numbers of older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), early memory loss, and other neurological disorders want effective ways to improve their cognitive capacity. If you are a rehabilitation or other intervention specialist, the Problem Solving Therapy Program (PSTP) is a groundbreaking tool that lets you meet this need with a wealth of engaging problem-solving tasks to help your clients enhance their cognitive functioning.
PSTP is a thoroughly researched, evidence-based approach developed by two experts in the communications disorders field that links core problem-solving strategies with the cognitive skills required for everyday life. It includes over 400 intervention exercises that can be targeted to specific cognitive deficits. Its user-friendly organization allows you to select the tasks that are right for each individual, whether the underlying disorder involves traumatic brain injury, dementia, MCI, attention disorders, aphasia, or stroke.
Unlike many other therapeutic methods, PSTP emphasizes a self-directed approach that allows individuals to work through each task in their own way while observing their performance.
Everything you need to implement the PSTP approach is included:
- Step-by-step instructions for use
- Tips for discussing PSTP with clients
- 422 intervention exercises
- Scripts and prompts for using each type of problem-solving task
- Space to record quantitative results and qualitative notes
- Scoring forms and graphs to track client progress
For easy reference, PSTP groups exercises by five major functions involved in problem-solving:
- Higher-order inferences
- Formulation of strategies
- Cognitive flexibility
- Evaluation of outcome
Each section includes tasks that engage cognitive skills specific to that problem-solving component, such as self-monitoring, distributing attention to selected stimuli, employing search strategies, and using working memory.
Speech-language pathologists, rehabilitation specialists, and any other clinician who work with people with mild cognitive deficits will love the PSTP’s easy implementation as well as its results. Order today and watch your clients’ improve in their everyday functioning and autonomy.