Mayer, Jamie F.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
This project proposes to examine the quantitative and qualitative effects of Attention Process Training-II, a cognitive treatment program for attention, on a non-brain-damaged individual compared to an individual with mild cognitive impairment. My study will be an extension of Dr. Jamie Mayer's treatment program on an individual with MCI/CADASIL, a mild cognitive impairment due to a genetic form of vascular dementia. I collected data on a non-brain-damaged individual following the same treatment program as the previous study by Dr. Mayer. This will provide a comparison control for the data collected from the individual with CADASIL. Completing APT-II with a control subject will give me experience in utilizing treatment that has not been shown to be efficacious and yet is not routinely used by Speech Pathologists. I will gain an understanding about APT-II and its effects on an individual. My goal is to learn about the nature and treatment of cognitive skills. The purpose for my study was to compare the results of the treatment with the individual with MCI/CADASIL to data gathered from a non-brain-damaged control. My treatment data will provide a comparison control for Dr. Mayer to compare to her study. A secondary purpose of my study is to determine if the application of a cognitive training program such as APT-II has the potential to improve cognitive skills even in non-brain-damaged individuals. The hypothesis was that the treatment improved the cognitive skills of the client with MCI in the same fashion that it aided the client of normal development.
Allen, Audrey, "Does performing APT-II in a non-brain-damaged individual lead to significant changes in attention and memory skills compared to an individual with mild cognitive impairment?" (2010). Honors Capstones. 429.
Northern Illinois University
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Does performing Attention Process Training-II in a non-brain-damaged individual lead to significant changes in attention and memory skills compared to an individual with mild cognitive impairment?