Cognitive Remediation for Brain Injury and Neurological Illness

Real Life Changes

  • Marvin H. Podd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  7. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Planners, timers, and similar items have long been used to compensate for cognitive deficits after the brain recovers from injury or illness. Although such tools can be effective, they limit patients’ use of their own resources in their recovery. By contrast, cognitive remediation offers an alternative by using the brain’s intact structures in making up deficits, giving patients a greater sense of control than reliance on outside devices.

 

Cognitive Remediation for Brain Injury and Neurological Illness brings this modality into clear focus, providing both up-to-date data and a highly useful framework for treatment planning and intervention. This instructive volume explains the mechanisms behind cognitive remediation and makes the empirical case for its clinical use. Readers are taken through each stage of assessment and treatment, demonstrated by the innovative computer-based NeurXercise program, and a series of in-depth case examples shows the interventions in action.  

Concise and practical, Cognitive Remediation for Brain Injury and Neurological Illness charts new paths toward patient recovery for neuropsychologists, health psychologists, and rehabilitation specialists.

Keywords

Alternate functional systems Attention disorder Brain injury Brain recovery Cognitive remediation Developmental disability Double dissociation Executive function Language processing Learning disability Memory disorder NeurXercise Neuropsychological evaluation Neuropsychological intervention Neuropsychological test Neuropsychological treatment planning Perceptual disorder Recovery from neurological injury Sensorimotor disorder

Authors and affiliations

  • Marvin H. Podd
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  1. 1.National Naval Medical CenterBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1975-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1974-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1975-4
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