Cognitive rehabilitation attempts to enhance functioning and independence in patients with cognitive impairments as a result of brain damage or disease, such as those following brain injury or stroke. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defined two broad approaches to cognitive rehabilitation therapy:
Restorative treatment, with the goal of improving the cognitive system to function in a wide range of activities.
Compensatory treatment, which trains solutions to specific problem areas such as using memory notebooks or learning self-cuing strategies.
Dr. Kroll is the only provider in East Texas to offer evidence-based, clinically proven cognitive rehabilitation interventions to both improve cognitive symptoms and teach compensatory strategies. Treatments include:
RehaCom- a computerized cognitive therapy tool developed by neuropsychologists that focuses on the rehabilitation of patients with cognitive impairment. This program has been shown to help improve cognitive function and compensatory skills in attention, memory, executive functions, and visual field.
Cogmed-an adaptive, online training program proven to increase working memory, which improve attention, behavior, and learning, in people from age 4-80.Working memory is the ability to keep information in your mind for a short time, focus on a task, and remember what to do next. It is a critical function closely related to the attention necessary for a wide range of cognitive tasks, and is one of the core impairments found in individuals with ADHD.