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The Effectiveness of Rehabilitation for Cognitive
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The Effectiveness of Rehabilitation for Cognitive Deficits

Peter W. Halligan and Derick T. Wade

Abstract

Many patients with brain damage are left with a range of neuropsychological deficits that impair normal cognitive process. It is generally recognised that these less obvious cognitive deficits (including memory, language, perception, attention, and executive disorders) militate against full recovery often to a greater extent than more traditional medical deficits (e.g. paralysis, sensory loss, etc.). Recognition of this has helped fuel the exponential growth in cognitive neuropsychology and neurosci ... More

Keywords: brain damage, cognitive neuropsychology, cognitive deficit, memory loss, executive disorders, neuroscience, cognitive therapy, cognitive rehabilitation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198526544
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526544.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter W. Halligan, editor
School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK

Derick T. Wade, editor
Oxford Centre for Enablement, University of Oxford

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Section 1 Historical and conceptual issues

Section 2 Attentional disorders

6 Attentional behaviour

Elizabeth Styles

7 Testing speed and control

Adriaan H. van Zomeren, and Joke M. Spikman

8 Treating attention impairments

Norman W. Park, and Erica Barbuto

Section 3 Memory disorders

10 The neuroanatomy of memory

Hans J. Markowitsch

11 The assessment of memory for memory rehabilitation

Veronica A. Bradley, Narinder Kapur, and Jonathan Evans

Section 4 Spoken language disorders

14 Language

David Howard

Section 5 Executive disorders

19 Assessment of executive dysfunction

John R. Crawford, and Julie D. Henry

Section 6 Cognitive rehabilitation theory

Section 7 Pathology-based outcomes

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