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Rehabilitation Research and Practice
Volume 2012, Article ID 715176, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/715176
Research Article

Cognitive Remediation for Individuals with Psychosis in a Supported Education Setting: A Pilot Study

1Schizophrenia Program, Psychology Service Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 250 College Street, Suite 738, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1R8
2Redirection Through Education, George Brown College, 200 King Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2T9
3Social Equity and Health Research, CAMH, University of Toronto, 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2G8
4Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, 901 King Street West, Suite 500, Box 13, Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 3H5
5Schizophrenia Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, 250 College Street, Suite 738, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1R8

Received 27 January 2012; Revised 7 March 2012; Accepted 11 March 2012

Academic Editor: Matthew M. Kurtz

Copyright © 2012 Sean A. Kidd et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Cognitive remediation (CR) is a treatment approach that is being increasingly examined as a means through which the cognitive impacts of schizophrenia might be ameliorated. While CR has demonstrated good outcomes when paired with supported employment, little is known regarding how it might be integrated within supported education contexts. In this study CR was examined in a supported education context with 16 individuals with psychosis. The findings indicated that CR aligned well with the academic curriculum with very low attrition, was found useful by students, and showed similar pre-post differences on cognitive measures as those found in previous work.