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Cognitive Enhancement Training (Memory, Problem Solving, Processing Speed, Attention Span, Speech/Language, and IQ). Proud member of The Better Business Bureau, American & Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Associations.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LEAD THERAPIST:

A Master of Science Degree graduate in Cognitive Linguistic/Speech-Language Pathology since 1997, Torsten, pronounced Taustin, has worked in a variety of venues ranging from the hospital setting for the acute patient to group homes for the developmentally disabled. He has also treated patients in the short-term, long-term, and assisted living care settings where he has focused primarily on dysphagia, cognitive, and aphasia therapy. Torsten has served as a Director of Speech Therapy in the past before starting his own practice and has currently partnered with Uptown Brain Injury for individuals who suffer from a Traumatic Brain Injury as well as other conditions. You can also read his monthly column in 50 Plus Market Place where he gives tips on cognitive training for anyone who wants valuable information regarding the topic matter of cognition. Lastly, Torsten has provided lectures throughout the community whereby educating people of the latest findings and strategies related to cognitive training.

DESCRIPTION AND EXPERTISE:

I am the president and owner of Brain Function Optimization, LLC and am both a cognitive linguistic and speech/language therapist for those with traumatic brain injuries. I provide standardized testing and evidence based treatment approaches for this population. As I have been a practicing clinician for over 18 years now, I am confident with regards to the cognitive training process required to achieve optimum performance. Although, I utilized methodology similar to my peers, I have also developed updated versions of memory techniques which are deemed both flexible and highly functional for daily living and designed for those with TBIs.

EDUCATION:

Bachelors of Science(1990 - 1994)
Colorado State UniversityFort Collins, Colorado

Masters of Science(1994 -1997)
Fort Hays State UniversityHays, Kansas



LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating
American Speech Language and Hearing Association
Certificate of Clinical Competence, National License
Colorado Speech Language and Hearing Association, State License
Dementia Care Specialist Certification
National Center for Stuttering for both childhood and acquired disfluencies

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES:

Assessing the Mental Health Status of Older Adults on August 16, 2007.
Aphasia Therapy on August 7, 2009.

Functional Cognitive Activities for Adults with Brain Injury or Stroke on September 16, 2010. Dementia Capable Care on October 5, 2007, November 11, 2011 and February 29, 2012. Neuropsychology of the Aging Brain on October 18, 2012.

Neuroplasticity in Stroke Survivors on May 8, 2012.
Cognitive Rehabilitation and Memory Enhancement Evidence – Based Interventions in 2013.
Cognitive Linguistics on May 17, 2014.
Allen Cognitive Levels on April 12, 2015.

PROFESSIONAL ALLIANCES:

Uptown Brain Injury and Pain Management in Denver, Colorado.
Advanced Neurological Evaluation and Treatment Centers in Denver, Colorado
Brain Injury Alliance in Denver, Colorado

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Channel 9 News participant for cognitive screening in 2014.
Supervisor of 3 Speech Language and Cognitive Linguistic Students at different locations.
Provided my own version of cognitive screenings for those suffering from cognitive decline in 2013 and 2014.
Presenter to the public in over 10 venues with regards to the specifics of cognitive deficits and worthwhile treatment approaches.
Columnist for 50 Plus Market Place called “Train Your Brain.”

Contact Us

Torsten C. Jess M.S.CCC-SLP – Owner
Cognitive Enhancement Specialist

Office Number: (303) 658-9868
Cell Number: (303) 522-9685
Fax Number: (303) 997-2125

Mission Statement

To increase an individual’s cognitive ability in the areas of memory, problem solving, processing speed, attention span, speech and language ability and IQ to promote independence, safety, and quality of life for those who are suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury or slight to moderate cognitive decline. And in turn, to devote a growing number of proceeds to those who are the most innocent and vulnerable…the children.

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