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Cognitive Neuropsychological Approach to Intervention

Cognitive neuropsychology is a science that blends clinical neuropsychology with cognitive psychology. It involves the generation of models to explain normal functions of cognition. When these models are applied to persons with acquired dysfunction of cognition, language, or both, as often seen in persons with acquired brain injury, clinicians can better understand where the breakdown occurred in the complex process and what subskills may be reserved. Ultimately, this leads to the generation of viable therapies.

Cognitive neuropsychology is considered a subfield or a hybrid version of cognitive psychology, which, simply defined, is the investigation of mental abilities. Cognitive neuropsychologists often study persons with acquired brain injury to develop models that reflect the typical and deviant functions of the mind. These studies strive to illuminate how ...

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