The Effectiveness of Rehabilitation for Cognitive Deficits

Paperback | October 6, 2005

EditorPeter W. Halligan, Derick T. Wade

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Many patients with brain damage are left with a range of neuropsychological deficits that impair normal cognitive process. It is generally recognised that these less obvious cognitive deficits (including memory, language, perception, attention and executive disorders) militate against fullrecovery often to a greater extent than more traditional medical deficits (e.g. paralysis, sensory loss, etc). Recognition of this has helped fuel the exponential growth in cognitive neuropsychology and neuroscience over the past 30 years. In turn, this theoretical approach has been used to guideand inform the development of cognitive therapies designed to remediate cognitive impairments and their functional consequences. Cognitive rehabilitation has over the last decade grown to become an established and influential therapeutic approach. There is now a considerable body of knowledge describing the principles and theoretical basis for analysing and directing treatments to selective cognitive deficits. Despite this,the clinical effectiveness and extent to which cognitive theory can inform therapeutic treatment has been questioned. It is timely, therefore, to evaluate and discuss the type and quality of evidence used in support of cognitive rehabilitation. In this book, some of the most influential clinicians and cognitive neuroscientists in the world critically review and discuss the effectiveness of rehabilitation methods currently used to treat patients with cognitive impairments following acquired brain damage. It provides a much needed critiqueand consensus about what should constitute best practice. The book will be valuable for all those who have to deal with the neuropsychological and neurological effects of brain damage, including, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists, neurologists, experimental pscyhologists, andneuroscientists.

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Many patients with brain damage are left with a range of neuropsychological deficits that impair normal cognitive process. It is generally recognised that these less obvious cognitive deficits (including memory, language, perception, attention and executive disorders) militate against fullrecovery often to a greater extent than more tr...

Peter Halligan is at School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK. Derick Wade is at Oxford Centre for Enablement, University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.94 inPublished:October 6, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Peter W Halligan and Derick T Wade: IntroductionHistorical and Conceptual Issues2. George Prigatano: A history of cognitive rehabilitation3. Max Coltheart, Ruth Brunsdon and Lyndsey Nickels: Cognitive rehabilitation and its relationship to cognitive-neuropsychological rehabilitation4. Catherine A Mateer: Fundamentals of cognitive rehabilitation5. Derick T Wade: Applying the WHO ICF framework to the rehabilitation of patients with cognitive deficits6. Keith D Cicerone: Methodological issues in evaluating the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitationAttentional Disorders7. Elizabeth Styles: Attentional behaviour: varieties, deficits and theoretical accounts8. Adriaan H van Zomeren and Joke M Spikman: Testing speed and control: the assessment of attentional impairments9. Norman W Park and Erica Barbuto: Treating attentional impairments: review with a particular focus on naturalistic action rehabilitation10. McKay M Sohlberg: Can disabilities from attentional impairments be effectively treated?Memory Disorders11. Hans J Markowitsch: The neuroanatomy of memory12. Veronica Bradley, Narinder Kapur and Jonathan J Evans: The assessment of memory13. Elizabeth L Glisky: Can memory impairment be effectively treated?14. Barbara A Wilson: The effective treatment of memory-related disabilitiesSpoken Language Disorders15. David Howard: Language: cognitive models and functional anatomy16. Lyndsey Nickels: Tried, tested and trusted? Language assessment for rehabilitation17. Anna Basso: Language deficits: the efficacy of impairment-based treatments18. Jane Marshall: Can speech and language therapy affect activity and participation levels? A review of the literatureExecutive Disorders19. Paul W Burgess and Jon S Simons: Theories of frontal lobe executive function - clinical applications20. John H Crawford and Julie D Henry: Assessment of executive dysfunction21. Jonathan J Evans: Can executive impairments be effectively treated?22. Andrew Worthington: Rehabilitation of executive deficits: effective treatment of related disabilitiesCognitive Rehabilitation Theory23. Argye E Hillis: For a theory of cognitive rehabilitation: progress in the decade of the brain24. Ian H Robertson: The neural basis for a theory of cognitive rehabilitationPathology-based Outcomes25. Nancy Carney and Hugo du Coudray: Cognitive rehabilitation outcomes for traumatic brain injury26. Nadina Lincoln: Outcome of cognitive rehabilitation in clinical stroke services27. Linda Clare: Cognitive rehabilitation in early-stage dementia: evidence, practice and future directions