What is Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy?
Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy is a manual and computer assisted brain exercises programme offered to patients with damage to the brain due to infract or haemorrhage to improve their brain functioning i.e. concentration, memory calculation, decision-making, speaking, reading etc.
There are three ways of treating cognitive deficits:
1. To stimulate the cognitive function through an imported computer assisted programme.
2. Compensation techniques such as developing simple strategies like using a scribbling pad as a reminder about tasks.
3. If one part of the brain is totally damaged, then training another part of the brain to execute similar functioning. Ex. Braille for the blind.