Cognitive remediation therapies (cognitive training)
Cognitive remediation therapies are scientific brain training that have been designed to stimulate and reinforce cognitive functioning when it is impaired. Cognitive remediation therapies play on the brain plasticity principle which means that the more a brain function is stimulated, the stronger it becomes.
Cognitive remediation therapies have boomed in recent decades with the development of Cognitive Neurosciences, particularly to address the specific cognitive deficits that occur in schizophrenia. Cognitive remediation therapies are already widely used in Europe, the USA and many other parts of the world, but still remain little known here in Australia.
To this date, several publications have confirmed the efficacy of cognitive remediation therapies to improve cognitive functioning in:
- ADHD children: Cogmed;
- Brain injury: Hallock et al. 2016;