The Lou and Evelyn Grubb Children’s Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
The first clinic of its kind, the Children’s Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (CCNR) was conceived of by Dr. George Prigatano, PhD, as he treated young adults suffering from the delayed effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other brain diseases experienced in childhood. He noted that there was often a “panic situation” for parents as their brain-injured child approached adulthood and they realized that the child might not be employable or otherwise able to live a normal adult life.
Dr. Prigatano is exploring the possibility that neuropsychological treatment delivered at a younger age might improve the prognosis for children suffering the chronic effects of TBI and other brain disorders. The Children’s Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation is a realization of that hypothesis and the research that it inspired.
Neuropsychological Assessment aimed at providing information regarding a child’s cognitive abilities. Assessments offered include general intellect, language skills, visual-spatial skills (e.g., perception), learning and memory, attention and concentration, higher level executive skills (e.g., planning, organization, problem-solving), motor and sensory abilities, and mood and behavioral functioning
Cognitive Rehabilitation through a variety of activities specifically designed to improve and/or manage a child’s neuropsychological deficits
Academic Tutoring provided by teachers and staff associated with the center
Friendship Training using a systematic approach to help children develop the social skills necessary for obtaining and maintaining friendships
Psychotherapy and Behavior Modification administered by clinical neuropsychologists to treat emotional and behavioral difficulties experienced by children with brain disorders. Individual and family sessions are offered
Consultation with family members, physicians, healthcare providers and school personnel to assist in the management and education of the child
Monthly Parent Support Group (free of charge) for parents whose children have received neuropsychological services within the CCNR
The Summer Day-Treatment Program incorporating all of the services provided through the Children’s Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in a 10-week intensive program. The Summer Day-Treatment Program takes place in a group setting designed to simulate some of the situations children will encounter in the classroom
Who We Serve
The services of the Children’s Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation have been designed for children with known or suspected brain disorders. Common conditions include the following:
- Acquired brain injury (e.g., traumatic brain injury, stroke, encephalitis)
- Medical conditions know to affect brain functioning (e.g., epilepsy, brain tumor, premature birth)
- Neurogenetic conditions (e.g., tuberculosis sclerosis, neurofibromatosis, Turner’s syndrome)
- George P. Prigatano, PhD, ABPP-Cn – Director
- Jay Uomoto, PhD
- Nicole Thomsen, MS, CCC-SLP
- Tara Cerveny, OTR/L
- Linda Barr - MEd
For more information, please call 1-800-BARROW1 (227-7691) or 602-406-6281.