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About The Cognitive Lab: TBI

The cognitive lab has the highest level of medical care, education and scientific research for people who are suffering from traumatic brain injuries especially post-concussion syndrome. The cognitive lab endeavors to be the best in the world. As excellent patient care is our norm and our focus lies on the uniqueness of the individual and tailored multidisciplinary (para) medical care is given.

The cognitive lab is a first class facility, equipped with the latest technology and high quality healthcare professionals.

The cognitive lab delivers an integrated and intensive programme, focusing on neuropsychological therapy care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, TBI coaching after traumatic brain injury, to address the complex needs of each patient.

Our programme is very efficient as it is focused on the individual and their uniqueness. Each client presents with a different set of symptoms. Not only does the customized approach stand in a high degree of correlation with these unique sets of symptoms, it also stimulates and accelerates recovery. Lasting results are attained within a short period of time. In a protocol based method, the individual is required to adjust to the protocol and is expected to find his own way on his road to recovery. This only treats only certain parts of the problem and is therefore less effective.

Recovery from brain injury is a very complex process. The high level of expertise on brain injury at the cognitive lab is based on a broad neuroscientific theoretical knowledge combined with many years of experience in a broad range of cases. Because brain injury is broader and more complex than any protocol, it requires a continuous, open-minded approach

 

Neuropsychology

Clinical neuropsychology is a sub-specialty of psychology and specializes in the development of models and methods aiding understanding of normal and abnormal brain function (brain injury or disease). It comprises assessment as well as treatment. A clinical neuropsychologist holds an advanced degree in clinical psychology (Ph.D.), and has completed a clinical internship and specialized post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology. That which distinguishes a clinical neuropsychologist from other clinical psychologists is knowledge of the brain, including an understanding of areas such as neuroanatomy and neurological disease. Neuropsychology studies the structure and function of the brain as well as how these relate to specific psychological processes and behaviors. It encompasses a clinical and experimental field of psychology that aims to study, assess, understand and treat behavior directly related to brain function. Neuropsychological tests are used to assess cognitive deficits. Neuropsychologists are specialized in the management, treatment and rehabilitation of cognitively impaired patients.