COGNITIVE FITNESS PROGRAM
Research has shown that cognitive stimulation promotes brain wellness, and may even offer some protection against degenerative processes such as Alzheimer’s disease. Northwestern University’s Speech, Language, and Learning Clinic offers two cognitive fitness groups employing research-based brain wellness, compensatory strategies, and skill-building exercises:
Cognitive Fitness Group A:
Designed for individuals who are experiencing no difficulties with memory or other aspects of brain function, but wish to engage in new and stimulating activities to maintain and enhance their skills.
Cognitive Fitness Group B:
Designed for individuals who are experiencing some degree of difficulty with memory or any other aspect of cognition, and wish to work on rebuilding their skills and developing functional compensatory strategies.
Cognitive Fitness Groups are offered three times each year.
Winter Quarter 2014 Dates:
3:30pm – 4:30pm
January 22 – March 5, 2014
Fall Quarter 2013 Dates:
3:30pm – 4:30pm
October 9 – November 13, 2013
Spring Quarter dates TBA.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How do I enroll?
Enrollment takes place after a cognitive screening is conducted to determine appropriate group placement. A clinical faculty member from the Northwestern University Speech, Language, and Learning Clinic will review the screening results with you and counsel you about the best group fit. A screening can be arranged by calling 847-491-5012 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Where will the groups meet?
The groups will meet at the Speech, Language, and Learning Clinic in the Frances Searle Building, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston.
- How long does each session last?
Each group will meet for one hour once per week for six weeks.
- How many people will there be in a group?
There will be a maximum of 10 people in Cognitive Fitness A and a maximum of five people in Cognitive Fitness B. If the number of interested participants exceeds this, additional groups may be created at the discretion of the clinical faculty.
- What happens after I complete the program?
You may decide that you have all the tools you need in order to continue to work on cognitive fitness on your own, or you may choose to reenroll in the program. Groups will be offered three times per year; days and times TBA.
- How much does it cost?
The flat fee for the program is $220. No reimbursement or credit will be given for absences.
- How do I pay?
The Northwestern University Speech, Language, and Learning Clinic will send you an invoice, along with a list of payment options, at the beginning of each group cycle.
- Who will be running the groups?
Services are provided by graduate student clinicians and are supervised by clinical faculty members from the Northwestern University Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders’ Speech, Language, and Learning Clinic.
- Whom should I contact if I have questions?
Please contact Aaron Wilkins or Belma Hadziselimovic at email@example.com or 847-491-5012.
In addition to the Cognitive Fitness Groups, the Northwestern University Speech, Language, and Learning Clinic provide comprehensive evaluation and therapy services on the Evanston campus. Diagnostic evaluations determine the course of treatment, including frequency and appropriateness of individual and/or group therapy.
The Northwestern University Speech, Language, and Learning Clinic is a unique community resource that merges university research and innovative teaching with clinical services. Experts in the field – who are nationally certified and state licensed speech-language pathologists – direct provision of clinical services, bringing exceptional knowledge and experience to our clients.
For more information, ocontacr the Speech, Learning, and Language Clinic at 847-491-5012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.