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Cognitive Rehabilitation

What is Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy?

Cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) is a therapeutic approach used to relearn cognitive skills that have changed or been lost following to damage to the brain. If the cognitive skills cannot be re-learned, then the therapist will work with the individual to create compensatory strategies for their lost functions.

Cognitive assessments aim to assess individuals mental processing and will look at the following 5 modules:

Each heading can be broken down to include a range of specific cognitive skills required for us to function daily. When an individual has a cognitive impairment, it can have a significant impact on their ability to function, their rehabilitation and their quality of life.

There are four components to CRT:

What is Cognitive impairment?

Cognitive impairment occurs when the brain has been damaged. It can affect a person's abilities to complete daily tasks in a variety of ways including; making day to day decisions, concentrating on a task or remembering items. Cognitive impairment is common following brain injury and studies have found that cognitive impairment has a greater impact in loss of function than physical impairment. Cognitive impairments can range from mild to severe.

Who is cognitive rehabilitation for?

CRT is aimed at individuals who have had a brain injury and the consequences of the brain injury affect the management of daily living tasks. CRT can improve and/or prevent further loss of cognitive abilities.

The following diagnoses may benefit from CRT, although this is not an exclusive list:

The Cognitive Rehabilitation Course:

We would begin by completing an initial assessment, which would predominantly involve gathering information and assessing the individual's cognitive skills. Following assessment, a report will be completed outlining any areas of cognitive impairment and a recommended treatment plan. If it is felt that the individual will be suitable for the cognitive rehabilitation course, then a number of SMART goals will be set between the therapist and the individual.

SMART goals are:

A timetable of sessions will then be drawn up and each session will work towards the SMART goals. As each person is unique, and no two brain injuries are the same, the number of sessions may vary between individuals. Not everyone will require rehabilitation for all 5 cognitive modules outlined above. The assessment and report will outline which cognitive modules are required. Treatment is then carried out 3-5 days a week, approximately 1 hour sessions. On average each module will last for 4 weeks. The time scale can be adjusted to meet the needs of the individual.

The cognitive rehabilitation course is intense, and to see any improvements, it is important that you are 100% committed to the course.

If you would like any more information about the services that we provide, please contact us on 0151 558 0022 or email office@liverpoolot.co.uk to request a call back or make an enquiry.

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