Cognitive Abilities

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Cognitive changes?

Our Occupational Therapists are cognitive rehabilitation professionals who provide assessments and direct therapy to clients who have neurological or complex medical conditions and have experienced a change in cognitive function. We specialize in concussion care and post-concussion rehabilitation taking into account mental health and collaborate with the health care team to facilitate a successful return to learn or work experience.

Cognitive Assessments

Brain Fx 360 Cognitive Assessments   BrainFx PDF Brochure 

BrainFx 360 is a web and tablet-based assessment of Neurofunction TM. The client complete 62 multi-sensory, real-life and simulated activities on a tablet that measures performance on 30 cognitive skills. Because more complex cognitive skills are measured, it is designed to discern subtle dysfunction. When a baseline assessment has been completed, reports can be compared to understand the degree of change, providing a useful functional and clinical outcome measure. Designed for people (age 10 & Up) with concussion/mild TBI, stroke, mental illness, dementia, and other neurological disorders or conditions with cognitive effects.   

Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluations 

Our Occupational Therapists (trained in CogFCE through Matheson Systems) conduct a comprehensive set of standardized and observation-based assessments, which determine both the physical and cognitive abilities of the client. The Cognitive portion of the FCE can be administered on its own (without the physical capacity portion) to outline only the cognitive capabilities of the client; however much is learned about cognition, throughout the physical testing. A Job Match CogFCE measures cognitive abilities of the individual that are matched to the cognitive demands of the target job and assist in determining if the job is appropriate and what accommodations may be required. 

Cognitive  Rehabilitation and Work Conditioning

A treatment program which is designed for individuals who have experienced cognitive changes due to mild brain injury/concussion, or complex medical conditions to resume functional activities, and return to school or work. With a focus on increasing activity participation, cognitive tolerance through clinic-based work simulation, and symptom management, our cognitive rehabilitation OT's use Goal Management Training, Pacing Points, and cognitive compensatory strategies to optimize ability and cognitive-functional potential. Psychosocial barriers are identified and addressed using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Activation, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Impact Reduction to prepare the client for a successful return to learn or work experience.

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