Neuropsychological Rehabilitation –
It is a treatment option used by a neuropsychologist to help patients who have sustained cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems as a result of the brain injury. Many patients referred for neuropsychological rehabilitation are likely to have suffered brain injury due to one of the following:
– Traumatic brain injury following a road traffic accident, fall, industrial
or sporting accident or assault.
– Cerebro vascular accident (stroke).
– Viral infection of the brain, particularly encephalitis.
– Hypoxic brain damage following, for example, cardiac arrest,
respiratory arrest, status epilecticus, carbon monoxide poisoning or
– Neurosurgery for head trauma, AVMs, brain tumour removal,
clipping or coiling of aneurysm.
– Degenerative disease such as dementias (dementia of the
Alzheimers type, vascular dementia, fronto-temporal dementia so
on), Parkinson’s Disease or dementia associated with AIDS.