Procedures for Cognitive Problems
Cognitive deficits in survivors of traumatic brain injury frequently have been defined as impairments to the intellectual functioning of the individual. Specific cognitive problems often cited in the literature include memory loss, attention deficits, impaired concentration, decreased perception, difficulty processing information, planning and organization deficits, sequencing difficulties, and decreased orientation (Fisher, 1985; Voganthaler, 1987). The impact that cognitive problems have on individuals with brain injury is best outlined by Ben-Yishay and Diller (1983). They state that cognitive problems are the primary reason why survivors of brain injury fail at independent living, social competence, and vocational endeavors. Although survivors of brain injury often show similar cognitive deficits, treatment effectiveness must be determined on an individual basis. This chapter presents several successful strategies used in treating cognitive deficits.
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