Education about cognitive weaknesses and strengths. The focus here is on developing an awareness of the problem. Process Training. This refers to the development of skills through direct retraining or practicing the underlying cognitive skills. The focus here is on resolving the problem. Strategy Training. This involves the use of environmental, internal and external strategies. The focus here is on compensating rather than resolving the problem. Functional Activities Training. This involves the application of the other three components in everyday life. The focus here is on real-life improvements.
How does it work?
Cognitive rehabilitation consists of specific rehabilitation interventions designed to address problems in mental processing that are associated with chronic illness, brain injury, or trauma, such as stroke. Cognitive rehabilitation may include relearning specific mental abilities, strengthening unaffected abilities, or substituting new abilities to compensate for lost ones.
What you can expect from Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy
The three things you can expect from Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy include:
- Previously learned patterns of behavior will be reinforced, strengthened, or established.
- New patterns of cognitive activity or mechanisms will be established to compensate for impaired neurological systems.
- Tailored interventions to help the individual be independent in the management of his or her everyday routines and responsibilities in their home and community.