RehaCom is a clinical proven software tool to support cognitive training and rehabilitation following a brain injury. Best results rely on restitution as well as compensation strategies and RehaCom's evidence based approach is effective across the main application domains.
IMPROVING COGNITIVE FUNCTION
FOLLOWING BRAIN INJURY
Computer Based Cognition Training as Part of Cognitive Rehabilitation • www.rehacom.co.uk
BRAIN INJURY SURVIVORS
Brain injury survivors can experience decades of debilitation and functional loss -affecting
many aspects of cognition - memory, attention deficits and executive function impairments
can be the result
Although there is a
link between severity
of injury and likely
long term impairment,
the link is fuzzy. Really
there is no such thing
as a mild brain injury -
any injury can have
PERCENTAGE OF TBI PATIENTS
WITH UNMET COGNITION
NEEDS AFTER 1 YEAR
ACorrigan et al (2004) “Perceived needs following traumatic brain injury” J Head Trauma Rehabil, 2004; 19: 205 -216
PUTTING THE PIECES
• Can we recover what has been lost?
• Improve Cognitive Function AND
Improve Everyday Functioning?
DON'T JUST CONSIDER
WILL BE LIMITED
RELY ON EXTERNAL AIDS,
WE USED TO THINK IT
RELY ON TRAINING LIKE
REHACOM, STEM CELLS?, PHARMA
CAN BE EXPLOITED
IS NOT A "SILVER BULLET" AND CANT
BE A COMPLETE ANSWER ALONE FOR
EITHER COGNITIVE TRAINING OR
IS A COMPREHENSIVE
TOOL FOR COGNITION
First of all - Encourage functions that are
still in good condition - Build confidence -
Increase readiness to deal with deficits.
Secondly - Aim to train specific functions.
Tasks should be specific rather than
abstract at the beginning.
Increase the level of difficulty with care
• Variety of therapy content
• Variety of material (positive for
motivation and avoid boredom)
• Different functions to reflect client
• Multiple Modalites - Visual, Linguistic
• Developed in Germany and used around the
• Evidence based
• Extensive depth and breadth of content
• Supports multiple languages
• Can be used with severe deficits or higher
• Automically adjusts the training tasks to avoid
frustration or boredom
• Highly specific training organised in attention,
memory, executive function and visual field
• Optional Screening Modules for in-clinic use
Patients with attention deficits often complain that they are no
longer able to cope with everyday life and need to take more
frequent breaks from "mental"activities.
They are easily distracted and are quickly overwhelmed in
situations with many stimuli, e. g. in shopping centers.
Therapists should diagnose the different aspects of attention
RehaCom-supported tests can measure reaction speed and
Note: Screenings are only available for the classic offline
Patients with memory disorders find it difficult to remember
information in everyday life. Information reception (encoding),
storage or retrieval of information from memory can be impaired.
This causes a high level of difficulty and frustration.
Patients learn to remember information better through deeper
processing (elaboration) or by applying strategies for learning and
recalling. Example: Patients should remember words or pictures by
imagining terms visually or linking them to a story. When
remembering later, the patient uses these images to recall the
original terms. RehaCom-supported training promotes the learning
and practice of these strategies. The therapist adapts the degree of
difficulty of the task to the patient's level of performance - at the
beginning only a little information is presented, but with ongoing
therapy, more pictures, words or contents are added
Visuospatial neglect is a common attentional disorder resulting from
brain damage, most commonly from a stroke of the right hemisphere
but also from other conditions such as tumors or multiple sclerosis.
Patients with neglect pay little or no attention to the part of the brain
that is not effected by the brain injury, usually the left side. For
example, they overlook objects on one side of a table, bump into
other people, or find it difficult to read the beginning of a line of text.
The therapy directs the patient’s attention to the affected side. It
begins with simple tasks in which symbols or pictures are shown on a
screen. The patient should react as soon as a stimulus appears.
Further training of the affected side can be promoted by adding
moving points (optokinetic stimulation).
Less severely affected patients train with more complex tasks in
which they search the screen for objects or count them.
"With RehaCom's Home
Training Therapists can
Train, Supervise and
Support Many Patients at a
Therapists can create a "prescription" for each client
working at home. The prescription consists of one or
more training modules with parameters tuned to the
When a client logs
in, they see their
prescription can be
The Therapist sees
the training results
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