Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Cognitive Therapy Improves Visual Attention, Memory, Fluency of Brain Trauma Patient Years After Injury

In the future, we'll look back on our present times wondering why we didn't take advantage of what we could do to help thinking. Although the study below was of an adult, we have seen some of the same remarkable breakthroughs in learning with children who have suffered birth injury. The key is specifically targeting educational and therapeutic remediation to the neurologic deficits.

In the study below, clinicians from the University of Illinois describe how the rehabilitation of a 38 year old woman (motorcycle injury 16 years earlier) resulted in improved visual attention and memory for reading and improved fluency of speech. Her better performance on neuropsychological testing was match with appropriate changes on functional brain imaging.

Cognitive Therapy pdf file

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