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RehaCom software for cognitive rehabilitation

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.

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RehaCom software for cognitive rehabilitation

  1. 1. REHACOM IMPROVING COGNITIVE FUNCTION FOLLOWING BRAIN INJURY Computer Based Cognition Training as Part of Cognitive Rehabilitation • www.rehacom.co.uk
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. "MILD" TBI? 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 significant long-term consequences
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. REHABILITATION - PUTTING THE PIECES BACK TOGETHER • Can we recover what has been lost? • Improve Cognitive Function AND Improve Everyday Functioning?
  6. 6. STRATEGY? DON'T JUST CONSIDER ONE ROUTE COMPENSATION THIS WAY RESTITUTION THIS WAY
  7. 7. COMPENSATION IMPLIES RECOVERY WILL BE LIMITED RELY ON EXTERNAL AIDS, ENVIRONMENTAL MODIFICATIONS, MNEMONICS
  8. 8. RESTITUTION WE USED TO THINK IT IMPOSSIBLE RELY ON TRAINING LIKE REHACOM, STEM CELLS?, PHARMA ETC "NEUROPLASTICITY" CAN BE EXPLOITED BUT
  9. 9. IS NOT A "SILVER BULLET" AND CANT BE A COMPLETE ANSWER ALONE FOR EITHER COGNITIVE TRAINING OR REHABILITATION
  10. 10. IS A COMPREHENSIVE TOOL FOR COGNITION TRAINING
  11. 11. BASIC PRINCIPLES 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
  12. 12. BASIC PRINCIPLES RehaCom Provides • Variety of therapy content • Variety of material (positive for motivation and avoid boredom) • Different functions to reflect client interests • Multiple Modalites - Visual, Linguistic Tactile, Auditory VARIETY
  13. 13. REHACOM'S PEDIGREE • Developed in Germany and used around the world • Evidence based • Extensive depth and breadth of content • Supports multiple languages • Can be used with severe deficits or higher functioning persons • Automically adjusts the training tasks to avoid frustration or boredom • Highly specific training organised in attention, memory, executive function and visual field groups. • Optional Screening Modules for in-clinic use
  14. 14. 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 separately. RehaCom-supported tests can measure reaction speed and processing. Note: Screenings are only available for the classic offline RehaCom version ATTENTION TRAINING
  15. 15. 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 MEMORY TRAINING
  16. 16. 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. VISUO-SPATIAL TRAINING
  17. 17. "With RehaCom's Home Training Therapists can Train, Supervise and Support Many Patients at a Distance"
  18. 18. 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 person's need When a client logs in, they see their training programme and any personal instructions. Their training prescription can be updated daily The Therapist sees the training results on completion
  19. 19. SUPERVISED HOME TRAINING OFFER LOW - COST "PAY AS YOU GO" OFFER UNTIL 30 JUNE 2020 UK CLIENTS ... REHACOM-OFFER.CO.UK REHACOM.CO.UK REHACOM.COM

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