Approximately 300,000 veterans sustained a TBI as a result of serving in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; 57% were not evaluated or treated for TBI.
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at NYU Langone presents their TBI Program, funded by NYC City Council, to fill this gap in treatment. The service offers neuropsychological evaluations, which help us to understand the relationship between brain and behavior. These evaluations offer in-depth assessment of memory, thinking visually/verbally, attention, problem solving, planning and mood. The TBI Program also offers cognitive training, to develop strategies to work around cognitive difficulties.
The training consists of 10 weekly meetings for 1-2 hours with a neuropsychologist to learn problem solving, organizational strategies and memory and attention techniques. The program also gives the opportunity to learn about how mood, sleep, and headaches can affect cognitive functioning, and strategies to work on these domains. The individualized treatment caters to specific challenges and strengths of each veteran, guided by the neuropsychological assessment.
Interested individuals can call our intake line at (855) 698-4677 or e-mail [email protected]. Visit: nyulangone.org/locations/steven-a-cohen-military-family-clinic