BIS Services provide a highly specialised cognitive rehabilitation therapy service. Natalie is one of few Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapists in the UK providing intensive, time and cost limited cognitive rehabilitation programs. In conjunction with our current rehabilitation services and specialised staff, areas of deficit can be markedly improved, thereby improving function.
Evidence indicates that focused cognitive retraining can improve function in a number of domains, when delivered in an appropriate manner. Indeed, cognitive rehabilitation has been researched and holds more evidence base than any other form of therapy in neuro rehabilitation.
There is substantial evidence to support cognitive rehabilitation for people with TBI, including strategy training for mild memory impairment, strategy training for post acute attention deficits, and interventions for functional communication deficits. Future research should move beyond the simple question of whether cognitive rehabilitation is effective, and examine the therapy factors and patient characteristics that optimize the clinical outcomes of cognitive rehabilitation.
Evidence-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation: Updated Review of the Literature From 1998 Through 2002 Cicerone, Keith D. et al.Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , Volume 86 , Issue 8 , 1681 – 1692
Impairments of cognitive function are among the most common and important problems that lead to disability after acquired brain injury. Due to the widespread impact of cognitive deficits on functional independence, social interaction and safety to name but a few, our use of a community cognitive rehabilitation approach is central to the treatment and recovery of individuals.
The centre for cognitive rehabilitation cites treatment goals as including the relearning of targeted mental abilities, strengthening of intact functioning, relearning of social interaction skills and substitution of new skills for lost functions. All of which we include in our services at BIS Services.
Early in recovery, arousal, attention and memory encoding difficulties may be the most prominent. Over time, difficulties in divided attention, memory retrieval and executive functioning may be at the forefront. We aim to provide a flexible service in order to support our clients with their evolving deficits and our training packages are designed to ensure that the clients and those around them are aware of the changes that can occur, and how best to approach them.
Following assessment, a program will be developed focusing of modalities of deficit. BIS Services have a number of service options available, dependent on the clients needs. Time and cost limited programs can be delivered, as well as longer, less intensive programs alongside our rehabilitation services. Please contact us for further details and costings.