Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive therapy is focused on addressing more complex language and problem solving skills that arise for individuals in more complex language settings. The purpose is to teach clients mental flexibility in order to be able to switch tasks when necessary, or change plans when the daily routine changes. These also become critical skills as children mature and interactions with peers become more complex with increased spontaneity and less predictability.

A second essential element of cognitive therapy focuses on higher order thinking which includes physical and mental organization. The objective is to help individuals with strategies that can be used for homework, scheduling and a variety of other activities.

Below is a list of some of the skills targeted by Cognitive therapy.

This list is not inclusive.

  • Executive Functions

  • Problem solving

  • Organization and planning

  • Attention

  • Working memory

  • Verbal reasoning

  • Inferences

  • Mental flexibility

  • Task switching

  • Initiation in actions and verbalizations

  • Inhibition

  • Abstract Language concepts

  • Academic language concepts

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