Event Title

N.E.A.R (Neuropsychological Educational Approach to Remediation)

Location

Edwards Hall Lobby

Document Type

Poster Presentation (1 hour)

Description

Neuropsychological Educational Approach to Remediation (N.E.A.R) is an evidenced based intervention for cognitive remediation developed by Alice Medalia, a professor atColumbiaUniversity. This intervention was developed for individuals with mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, who experience cognitive deficits. Cognitive deficits can make it difficult for individuals to complete rehabilitation programs, receive employment and maintain independent living. N.E.A.R was developed as a computer program that consists of different activities and games that individuals complete to build memory, social skills, and problem solving skills. These games allow the individual to practice these different skills and gives frequent feedback as well as positive reinforcement. In order to receive the most benefits from N.E.A.R individuals must “bridge” or connect what they practice in N.E.A.R to the real world. Research studies have found that N.E.A.R has benefited different aspects of individuals’ lives as well as assists with the journey of recovery.

Start Date

April 2014

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Apr 26th, 2:10 PM

N.E.A.R (Neuropsychological Educational Approach to Remediation)

Edwards Hall Lobby

Neuropsychological Educational Approach to Remediation (N.E.A.R) is an evidenced based intervention for cognitive remediation developed by Alice Medalia, a professor atColumbiaUniversity. This intervention was developed for individuals with mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, who experience cognitive deficits. Cognitive deficits can make it difficult for individuals to complete rehabilitation programs, receive employment and maintain independent living. N.E.A.R was developed as a computer program that consists of different activities and games that individuals complete to build memory, social skills, and problem solving skills. These games allow the individual to practice these different skills and gives frequent feedback as well as positive reinforcement. In order to receive the most benefits from N.E.A.R individuals must “bridge” or connect what they practice in N.E.A.R to the real world. Research studies have found that N.E.A.R has benefited different aspects of individuals’ lives as well as assists with the journey of recovery.