Cognitive Remediation for Brain Injury and Neurological Illness
Real Life Changes
Podd, Marvin H
2012, XIV, 158 p.
Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.
You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.
After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.
Identifies commonly used neuropsychological test instruments for evaluating cognitive deficits, with emphasis on their input and output characteristics
Contrasts these with NeurXercise computer-based exercises to highlight connection between testing and treatment
Appendices are a quick reference for the input and output characteristics of common neuropsychological tests
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.