Cognitive rehabilitation in non-communicative brain-damaged patients

Trojano, Luigi and Moretta, Pasquale and Cozzolino, Autilia and Saltalamacchia, Annamaria and Estraneo, Anna (2011) Cognitive rehabilitation in non-communicative brain-damaged patients. Functional Neurology, 26 (1). pp. 55-59. ISSN 1971-3274

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Conscious patients with severe motor and speech disorders have great difficulty interacting with the environment and communicating with other people. Several augmentative communication devices are now available to exploit these patients’ expressive potential, but their use often demands considerable cognitive effort. Non-communicative patients with severe brain lesions may have, in addition, specific cognitive deficits that hinder the efficient use of augmentative communication methods. Some neuropsychological batteries are now available for testing these patients. On the basis of such cognitive assessments, cognitive rehabilitation training can now be applied, but we underline that this training must be tailored to single patients in order to allow them to communicate autonomously and efficiently.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: augmentative communication, cognitive rehabilitation, eye-tracker, neuropsychological assessment, non-communicative patients
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.8 Malattie del sistema nervoso e disturbi mentali (Classificare qui la Neuropsichiatria, la Neurologia)
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2011 15:32
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2016 09:53

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