Help for Cognitive and Language Skills
The following list of skills can be improved with cognitive and language rehabilitation:
Memory — short term memory, long term memory, working memory, etc.
Concentration and Attention — auditory and visual attention
Language and Word Retrieval — written and verbal
Logic and Reasoning Skills — written and verbal
Speed of Information Processing
Flexibility of Thinking — switching from one task to another or generating more than one solution to a problem
Executive Functioning — self-initiation, planning, prioritizing, self-monitoring errors
Organizational skills — developing systems for bill-paying, laundry, shopping
Increasing Awareness Levels
Reading, writing, basic math skills
Pragmatic Skills — conversational skills, when to talk, what to talk about, reading facial expressions of others
Awareness is powerful, knowledge is empowering.
Suggested treatment options that you may not be familiar with are listed below and are excerpts from our book, Understanding Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI): An Insightful Guide to Symptoms, Treatment Options and Redefining Recovery.
BIOFEEDBACK THERAPISTS train you to relax the muscles in your face, neck, shoulders, and back to eliminate or decrease tension headaches, jaw pain, back pain or clenching and grinding of your teeth.
NEUROFEEDBACK THERAPISTS teach you how to alter your brain-wave frequencies to decrease foggy thinking and increase clarity and cognitive stamina.
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS provide cognitive rehabilitation to help retrain your brain and improve memory through specific exercises, as wells as, teach you ways to compensate for deficits while you recover.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS evaluate and treat fine motor coordination and help strengthen independent living skills.
NEUROPSYCHOLOGISTS perform extensive testing to evaluate brain-behavior relationships and plan rehabilitation strategies.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPISTS use very light touch to relieve neck and back pain and balance the cranial sacral system of the body.
ACUPUNCTURISTS insert fine needles into specific acupuncture points that assist with rejuvenating the brain, calming headaches and relieving pain.
VISION THERAPISTS using special eye exercises to correct and improve visual processing and perceptual disorders, such as dizziness and balance problems.
PILATES INSTRUCTORS teach a series of non-impact exercises to develop strength, flexibility, balance and inner awareness.
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION EXPERTS assist with exploring new vocations and retrain in new job skills.
HYPNOTHERAPISTS help to modify behavior, habits, attitudes, anxiety and help to manage pain.