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May 13, 2017 @ 9AM
Race for Hope is an annual race that raises funds for the Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation benefiting children & adults in Oklahoma battling brain tumors.
- 12k Race
- 5k Race
- 1 Mile Celebration & Memory Walk
To register or for more information go to: http://www.raceforhopeokc.com
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Is a new program that the OKBTF now offers for behavioral intervention for children
(ages 2 – 7 years) and their parents or caregivers that focuses on decreasing externalizing child behavior problems (e.g., defiance, aggression), increasing child social skills and cooperation, and improving the parent-child attachment relationship. It teaches parents traditional play-therapy skills to use as socialof positive child behavior and traditional behavior management skills to decrease negative child behavior. Parents are taught and practice these skills with their child in a playroom while coached by a therapist. PCIT is time-unlimited; families remain in treatment until parents have demonstrated mastery of the treatment skills and rate their child’s behavior as within normal limits on a standardized measure of child behavior.
The Relationship Enhancement element of PCIT
Teaches the parents how to minimize negative characteristics within the relationship and guides them in developing new behaviors and communication practices that provide support, encouragement, and nurturing.
The Strategies for Compliance element of PCIT
Emphasizes effective and safe discipline techniques that can be used to manage the child’s behavior. The parents are encouraged to put these skills into practice until they can readily rely on them. Children who are subjected to these tactics learn how to adapt their behavior accordingly and most families see vast improvement in child behavior and the parent-child relationship.
Children between the ages of two and seven have been shown to benefit the most from this type of treatment.
Re-Emerge is a Cognitive Retraining Program that we NOW OFFER.
Do you suffer from:
finding the right words
feeling like you are in a “fog”
slow performance speed
Re-Emerge could be the answer
We provide computerized tasks to rewire the brain, bridging the damaged areas making new neuro-pathways. These neuro-pathways can reconnect the brain’s functionality, enabling individuals to regain their cognitive abilities. Specially trained oversight therapists can monitor, track and check the users’ progress easily and efficiently, prescribing and assigning follow-up cognitive tasks to be mastered. Cumulative performance scores can be printed out for documentation and reporting of progress, as needed.
DO YOU QUALIFY?
Are you age 18-62
Do you receive Social Security Disability
You receiving services through the Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation
Some private insurance reimbursement is available
Private pay plans are available
FINALLY a way for individuals with “chemo-brain” or any brain trauma to improve their cognitive functioning and succeed academically, socially, and become more independent.
The Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation provides counseling services, both individual & family, for any of our clients who may need it.
Our counseling services include grief counseling, anxiety, etc. for children and adults. If you or a loved one is in need of our services, please contact us at (405) 843– HOPE (4673)
Jessica Smith is Mrs. Greater Norman, 2015. She will be competing in the Mrs. Oklahoma competition March 27-28, 2015. She has chosen the OKBTF as her platform.
“As Mrs. Greater Norman and hopefully Mrs. Oklahoma I would love the opportunity to tell people about the OKBTF and make them aware of this terrible disease and let them know they are not alone in this fight. A life altering Brain tumor that my father had was the thing that brought my family closer together and I would love the opportunity to tell people and give them hope and support so they can do the same in there time of need,” said Smith.
Smith’s father is a survivor of a glioblastoma. Her family was told he had 6 months to a year to live, but after 3 surgeries and chemo and radiation he is now 10 years in remission.
Jessica Smith was born and raised in Oklahoma. She has been married for almost 4 years now with 2 beautiful children. They live in Norman, Oklahoma. She is a full time homemaker, part time hair stylist and skincare professional.