Effectiveness of neuropsychological rehabilitation in acquired brain injury (I): Attention, processing speed, memory and language

David De Noreña, Marcos Ríos-Lago, Igor Bombín-González, Ignacio Sánchez-Cubillo, Alberto García-Molina, Javier Tirapu-Ustárroz

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    Abstract

    Introduction. The consequences of acquired brain injury include impairments in cognition, emotion, and behaviour. Neuropsychology provides techniques for treating these disorders, but it is still important to establish which of all the available tools are most effective for this purpose. Development. This article reviews existing studies on the effectiveness of neuropsychological rehabilitation, focusing on those areas more often impaired due to acquired brain injury. The purpose of the article is to guide and orient neuropsychological rehabilitation of these patients based on the strongest evidence available in the literature. This paper focuses on cognitive domains such as attention and neglect, memory and language. Conclusion. There is enough evidence to recommend the neuropsychological rehabilitation of the above processes in patients with acquired brain injury. © 2010 Revista de Neurología.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)687-698
    JournalRevista de Neurologia
    Volume51
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

    Keywords

    • Acquired brain injury
    • Attention
    • Effectiveness
    • Language
    • Memory
    • Neglect
    • Neuropsychological rehabilitation
    • Speed of processing

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