The APT-3 program is a comprehensive, evidence-based direct attention training program aimed at improving underlying attention deficits secondary to acquired brain injury. It is an updated version of the predecessor programs (APT-1 and APT-2) with attention exercises delivered via computer. The program targets specific domains of attention commonly disrupted after an acquired brain injury including:
- Basic Sustained Attention
- Executive Control: Working Memory
- Executive Control: Selective Attention
- Executive Control: Suppression, and
- Executive Control: Alternating Attention.
A clinician interface allows the clinician to select exercises and associated parameters in order to create individual patient/client exercise profiles that are easily modifiable as the individual progresses.
The APT-3 software facilitates standardized, efficient delivery of the discrete attention tasks and provides self reflection opportunities. Clinicians deliver this therapy in conjunction with strategy training and generalization activities.
What's included in the APT3 Kit?
- Comprehensive administration manuals for Attention Process Training 3
Volume 1 is a 60 page manual which includes full administration instructions and guidelines for treatment planning. Appendix A includes a set of prepackaged starter programs for the clinician. There are clear descriptions of the principles and procedures for stimulation of discrete attention subcomponents and methods for encouraging transfer of improved processing to everyday functioning.
Volume 2 is a 479 page manual (PDF Format)containing Appendix B which is a complete set of score sheets for all tasks and activities. This allows clinicians to quickly review and select scoresheets when planning treatment activities and setting treatment goals.
- 1 Clinician USB Drive to run program on any computer
- 2 Client Practice USB Drives
- 1 USB Hub for data transfer
What are the Hardware Requirements?
The APT-3 software is clinician friendly and designed to support busy professionals.
APT-3 will work with computers and laptops running Mac OS 10.5 or newer and Windows XP or newer. The computer or laptop will need an available USB port for connecting the APT-3 USB drive. All of the software necessary to run the tool is contained on the drive. The clinician runs the program from the drive; thus, no software needs to be installed on the computer and any computer can be used to run the therapy program.
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