Cognitive rehabilitation

Thomas F. Bergquist, Amy Rosenbaum, Rebecca D. Eberle, Lance E. Trexler

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Professional organizations for speech and language pathologists and occupational therapists have worked to define their role in the rehabilitation of cognitive impairments following acquired brain injury (ABI). Ultimately, the goal of cognitive rehabilitation is to promote functional adaptability, social and emotional integration, and meaningful productivity and engagement as defined by the recipient. Cognitive rehabilitation after brain injury can be done in either an in-patient or out-patient rehabilitation setting. Cognitive rehabilitation interventions can be broadly categorized as either restorative or compensatory. This comprehensive holistic approach to treatment addresses cognitive impairments, as well as the emotional, psychological, and behavioral sequelae which are common after ABI. This approach, which can be employed either on a group or individual basis, emphasizes the importance of treating the whole person in an integrated, coordinated fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBrain Injury Medicine, Third Edition
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780826143051
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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