Many adults experience cognitive deficits after a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or dementia. This is often experienced as memory loss, slower thinking, problems with remembering the day or time, or difficulty with reasoning and judgment. A speech-language pathologist can assist with compensatory strategy training, memory training, and improving executive function skills to allow for greater independence with daily life.
Cognitive-communication disorders include problems with organizing thoughts, paying attention, remembering, future planning, and/or problem-solving. These disorders usually happen as a result of a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or dementia, although they can be congenital.
Lifespan Therapy provides cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) by essentially rebuilding the brain through neuroplasticity. CRT emphasizes independence in building skills that restore the rhythm of living. Tailored therapy treatments to an individual's needs can focus on the emphasis of improved language skills, increased processing speed, enhanced executive function skills (ie. proficiency in adaptable thinking, planning, self-monitoring, self-control, working memory, time management, and organization), task follow-through, and activity planning.