Cognitive Training Program
Cognition is the mental process of acquiring knowledge and understanding about the world around you.
Cognitive processes are housed in the brain and when an injury occurs to the brain, whether from a stroke or a brain injury, it affects the ability to think and effectively process the world around us.
Cognitive training is an important part of therapeutic recovery which aims to treat the specific cognitive deficits that people experience after a neurological incident.
This training is provided to both facilitate restoration of the cognitive deficit as well as train the patient on the use of compensatory strategies to increase success in the home and the community.
What disorders affect cognitive ability?
Cognitive ability can be affected by a wide range of disorders and disabilities including but not limited to:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Huntington’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
COGNITIVE TRAINING PROGRAM
Sage Outpatient Services therapists are well verse in the treatment of cognitive disorders. The speech therapy team as well as the occupational therapists provide restorative treatment through traditional therapeutic methods as well as more technologically advanced methods.
- Interactive Metronome is a computer-based program that is offered at our clinic which addresses timing, rhythm, and synchronization in the brain to facilitate improvement cognitively as well as physically.
- The Bioness Integrated Therapy System or BITS® is a multi-disciplinary therapy solution designed to motivate patients, challenge and assess the physical, visual, auditory, and cognitive abilities of individuals.
Cognitive compensatory strategy training is a large part of the rehabilitation process.
This training includes identifying solutions to the patient’s cognitive problems through both external and internal strategies.