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The efficacy of cognitive retraining of attentional deficits for a client who has schizophrenia

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Show simple item record Tryssenaar, Joyce. en_US 2009-07-09T18:49:30Z 2009-07-09T18:49:30Z 1990-07-09T18:49:30Z
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of the Process Specific Approach to cognitive rehabilitation for a client with schizophrenia who has attentional deficits. The study was a single case experimental design which followed a variation of the multiple baseline approach. Prior to training of the attentional deficit, multiple baseline assessments were completed. These included an ov:erview of the sUbject's information processing ability, random measures of attention and a genera.l level of functioning in living, learning and working environments. During the re-training, attention tests were administered at the completion of each attention component. A general functional evaluation through interviews and a measure of information processing ability were. completed after the re-training was concluded. The results of the study demonstrate a significant i'mprovement in attention and memory measures. Qualitative data indicate si·gni.ficant others observed improvements in performance in r livi'ng, learning and working environments. The results suggest this approach to cognitive rehabilitation was effective with this subject and further research to establish generalizability is recommended. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Schizophrenia--Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject Cognition disorders. en_US
dc.subject Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. en_US
dc.title The efficacy of cognitive retraining of attentional deficits for a client who has schizophrenia en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US Master of Education en_US Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education en_US Faculty of Education en_US

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