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Cognitive Rehabilitation Training

Cognitive rehabilitation training (CRT), also known as cognitive rehabilitation therapy, is a relatively new field that focuses on brain injury rehabilitation. Interventions are provided by trained clinicians from a range of disciplines in order to improve cognitive deficits. The training is based on physical, cognitive, communication, psychosocial, and functional assessments. This entry describes CRT, the main professional organizations that promote the practice, its application in the treatment of brain injury and stroke, and recent and future directions.

Defining Cognitive Rehabilitation Training

Following a brain injury, it is typical for a person to lose one or more of a collection of complex mental skills such as attention, perception, comprehension, learning, remembering, and problem solving and reasoning. CRT is fundamental to any brain rehabilitation program. The Brain Injury Interdisciplinary ...

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