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Today’s Objectives 1. Describe the role of assessment in functional cognitive rehabilitation. 2. Explain the importance of real life goals and real world settings in cognitive rehabilitation. 3. Learn about the interface of technology and functional cognitive rehabilitation.
Brief Introduction to Brain Injury Acquired Brain Injury (ABI): an injury to the brain, which is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma. An acquired brain injury is an injury to the brain that has occurred after birth. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): is an injury to the brain caused by an external force after birth
Objectives 1. Describe the role of assessment in functional cognitive rehabilitation.
Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI-4) Table 1: MPAI-4 Items by subscales Ability IndexAdjustment IndexParticipation Index Mobility Use of Hands Vision Audition Motor Speech Communication Attention/Concentration Memory Fund of Information Novel problem-solving Visuospatial Abilities Dizziness Anxiety Depression Irritability, anger, aggression Pain and headache Fatigue Sensitivity to mild symptoms Inappropriate social interaction Impaired self-awareness Family/significant relationships Initiation Social contact Leisure/recreation Initiation Social contact Leisure/recreational activities Self-care Residence Transportation Work/school Money management
Neuropsychological Screenings Evaluate cognitive, motor and behavioral abilities Provide information on deficits and strengths Assist with developing effective treatment plans
Executive-Functioning Executive-functioning: involves the integration and management of multiple cognitive skills. These complex processes enables individuals to attain goals and perform everyday activities.
Case Study AB: Money-Management Cognitive and emotional factors impacting money-management Cognitive and emotional factors impacting money-management: Inability to Identify Needs vs. Wants Poor Impulse Control Emotional Regulation Struggles
Functional Cognitive Therapy in Practice Evaluate cognitive impairments Identify impact of impairments in daily functioning Develop treatment goals Implement treatment plan
“ Train and Place” vs. “Place and Train” Train and Place lacks integration of real life settings Typically used in educational systems Requires generalization of skills
The Importance of Place and Train in Brain Injury Incorporates real life settings Eliminates generalization of skills Builds natural supports
Case Study: CD Meal Preparation Initiation Sequencing Memory Organization
Self-Medication Trials Functional Assessments Assess Safety Evaluate Medication Adherence Awareness of Medical Conditions
Objectives 3. Learn about the interface of technology in functional cognitive rehabilitation.
Technology and Rehabilitation Compensatory Strategies with Technology: -Electronic Calendars -Checklist Applications -Alarms/Alerts -Digital Clocks -