What are environmental modifications?
Changes in the physical and social environment to facilitate greater independence and to reduce the impact of a person's cognitive behaviour difficulties
Remove or manipulation of precipitating environmental factors (eg padded beds)
What is an example of a compensatory cognitive intervention?
Use of cues and aids to assist compensation of deficit
For what types of injuries can cognitive rehab be used?
What model of rehab is currently used?
Active participation model
- real world skills
- focus on enhancing participation and reducing functional limitations
What is a positive outcome of brain training?
Keeping the mind active to stave off the decline that occurs with age
For what type of deficits are environmental modifications effective?
- reduced insight
- reduced self monitoring and regulation
- significant/catatrophic attentional, memory and executive deficits
What are the two alternative strategies in cognitive rehab?
Help them fix the deficit
Help them will to work around or mitigate the deficit