Cognitive rehabilitation practice patterns: a survey of American Hospital Association Rehabilitation Programs

Author(s): Stringer AY


Results of a survey of cognitive rehabilitation (CRT) practice patterns are reported. Of 270 programs contacted, 45% responded. Most patients were under age 65, had a stroke or brain injury, and underwent individual CRT for attention or memory problems while hospitalized. CRT typically lasted 1-6 months and cost $130 per session. Rehearsal and compensation approaches were employed equally, while computer-based procedures were infrequent. Speech and occupational therapists provided services more than neuropsychologists and few programs incorporated neuropsychological testing. Results suggest opportunities for research and expansion of neuropsychological practice and highlight the need for better communication between researchers and clinicians.

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