Cognitive Rehabilitation is used to improve and restore cognitive functioning after a non-degenerative or traumatic brain injury. Interventions are comprehensive-holistic and are directed towards attention, memory, executive function, and communication skills.
Cognitive Rehabilitation's goal is to achieve functional changes by
(1) reestablishing or strengthening previously learned patterns of behavior
(2) establishing new patterns of cognitive activity or ways to compensate for impaired neurological systems.
Cognitive Rehabilitation can be completed in the home or in the community. Therapeutic interventions include:
using compensatory strategies
using cognitive orthotics and prostheses