Cognitive Remediation for Brain Injury and Neurological by Marvin H Podd

By Marvin H Podd

The function of this ebook is to educate psychologists with a neuropsychology historical past approximately cognitive remediation, the proof within the study literature, and the way to enhance and behavior a therapy plan and overview the effectiveness of the interventions. The method is illustrated utilizing the computer-assisted cognitive remediation software built by way of the writer (NeurXercise). Twenty-nine varied circumstances are awarded intensive, following the description awarded within the past parts of the booklet. remedy making plans emphasizes Luria’s innovations of trade useful structures and double dissociation. Pre- and post-treatment neuropsychological trying out effects are awarded in addition to ecological validity and generalization to day-by-day functioning. The instances are awarded through etiology and every part concludes with what will be realized approximately that etiologic strategy from the cognitive remediation effects. This part contains blast accidents, that are nonetheless being characterised within the literature, in addition to potent therapy of sufferers with head damage, stroke, post-neurosurgical sequelae, co-morbid problems, subcortical problems, realization deficit affliction, and studying disabilities. The booklet identifies the main time-honored neuropsychological try out tools for comparing cognitive deficits, discusses their enter and output features, and does an identical for the NeurXercise computer-based routines in order that the relationship among trying out and therapy is simple to determine and increase. as well as discussing this within the applicable sections of the publication, those are summarized within the appendixes as a reference for correlating attempt findings and applicable routines for remediating deficits.

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Categories, Card Sort, Trails B, PASAT, Trigrams and AVLT have been discussed previously and their input and output characteristics are also summarized in the Appendices. LNNB and DRS alternating figures have visual input and motoric output. LNNB tapping items have audiovisual input and motor output. Judgment Social judgment and ability to make reasonable decisions can be examined. Tests involving social judgment include Comprehension from WAIS III and IV and Picture Arrangement from WAIS III. The former is a verbal measure of knowledge of social expectations while the latter is a nonverbal measure applying social 20 2 The Role of Assessment in Treatment Planning knowledge and judgment.

The observation that at least 10% of mTBI patients have sequelae beyond the acute phase has been made in studies with large numbers of subjects [von Wild (2008) with 5,000 cases and Christensen et al. 6 million individuals]. In a meta-analysis of 39 studies involving 1,463 cases of mild traumatic brain injured individuals and 1,191 controls, Vanderploeg et al. (2009) concluded that mTBI, ‘‘even in the chronic phase years post injury’’, is not benign and is associated with headaches, sleep problems and memory difficulties and can complicate or prolong recovery from other conditions.

Divided Attention In contrast to alternating attention, divided attention requires the performance of two or more tasks simultaneously rather than sequentially. It is commonly referred to as multi-tasking. , answering one person while listening to the statements of another and then responding to that person). There are two divided attention exercises on the software. One of the exercises presents two homogeneous tasks (both visual) and the other utilizes heterogeneous ones (one task is visual and the other is auditory).

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