Cognitive rehabilitation and its relationship to cognitive-neuropsychological rehabilitation

Max Coltheart*, Ruth Brunsdon, Lyndsey Nickels

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

This chapter draws attention to the conceptual and operational differences between cognitive-neuropsychological rehabilitation and cognitive rehabilitation. Three of the major differences are that cognitive-neuropsychological rehabilitation relies on cognitive models of the impaired processing system for assessment and for treatment definition whereas cognitive rehabilitation does not; cognitive-neuropsychological rehabilitation emphasizes restoration of function rather than compensation whereas cognitive rehabilitation does not; and cognitive rehabilitation is used only for treating acquired cognitive disorders whereas cognitive-neuropsychological rehabilitation is applied also to developmental disorders of cognition. We draw attention in this chapter to the differences between cognitiveneuropsychological rehabilitation and cognitive rehabilitation. Three of the major differences are (a) that cognitive-neuropsychological rehabilitation relies on cognitive models of the impaired processing system for assessment and for treatment definition whereas cognitive rehabilitation does not; (b) cognitiveneuropsychological rehabilitation emphasizes restoration of function rather than compensation whereas cognitive rehabilitation does not; and (c) cognitive rehabilitation is used only for treating acquired cognitive disorders (those acquired through brain damage) whereas cognitive-neuropsychological rehabilitation is applied also to developmental disorders of cognition. The methods of cognitiveneuropsychological rehabilitation are illustrated by description of a treatment study of developmental surface dysgraphia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Effectiveness of Rehabilitation for Cognitive Deficits
EditorsPeter W. Halligan, Derick T. Wade
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages11-20
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780191689420
ISBN (Print)0198526547, 9780198526544
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • cognitive-neuropsychological rehabilitation
  • cognitive rehabilitation
  • cognitive models
  • Max Coltheart
  • cognitive disorders

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Cognitive rehabilitation and its relationship to cognitive-neuropsychological rehabilitation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Coltheart, M., Brunsdon, R., & Nickels, L. (2005). Cognitive rehabilitation and its relationship to cognitive-neuropsychological rehabilitation. In P. W. Halligan, & D. T. Wade (Eds.), The Effectiveness of Rehabilitation for Cognitive Deficits (pp. 11-20). Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526544.003.0002