Cognitive Skills Retraining & Recovery
RecoverySoft / April 16, 2018

After a serious accident that involves trauma to the brain, it is often necessary for a patient to undergo cognitive skills retraining. This is a therapeutic process with the goal of improving memory, attention span, organization, problem solving and decision making skills. In some cases, the goal of the retraining will be a complete recovery while in other more severe instances the goal will be more modest, perhaps just to return the person to a functional state and improve their quality of life. Cognitive skills retraining programs must be individually designed to address the patient’s shortcomings. It must be undertaken in stages as they progress towards recovery. The results of each stage will indicate how far the training can be taken and how complete the recovery will be. As with all forms of cognitive training, it is important that it is done in a way that the patient will be able to transfer newly relearned skills from the clinical setting back to their home. Improvements and positive results are only worthwhile if they can be repeated in a real world setting. One of the basic keys to retraining is repetition. Relearning a skill by doing it again and again is…