After the client has attended eight hours of therapy his/her prescription is revised according to progress or necessary remediation. This individualized evaluation is repeated after every eight hours of therapy.
When a client has completed forty-eight hours of therapy, he/she is re-tested, repeating many of the original testing instruments given at the first testing. Results are then compared on a visual chart to determine progress. A new prescriptive plan is then written for the client based on the results of the test.
During the first forty-eight hours of therapy, cognitive processing therapy is emphasized, training the client to retain and retrieve information. While cognitive processing is being emphasized, phonological processing is being taught, but not emphasized. After 48 hours when cognitive processing skills have improved, the client is now ready to apply additional focus to phonological processing. Cognitive processing is practiced in each therapy session, but decreases in intensity once mastery levels have been achieved. The philosophy of the DIA clinic is that cognitive skills (memory storage and retrieval, for example) must be acquired before phonological skills can be retained and applied.
A study of the statistics concerning progress rates of our clients is available in the side menu.