Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Sarah Raskin, PhD
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) can result from internal factors (e.g. tumor) or external causes (e.g. trauma). Three case studies of Korsakoff’s syndrome, meningioma, and traumatic brain injury (TBI), will be presented to illustrate the variety of cognitive deficits across different individuals with ABI. This study uses cognitive rehabilitation therapies to target individual cognitive symptoms. Results and discussion place emphasis on the use of prospective memory (PM) training for treating Korsakoff’s syndrome. The Memory for Intentions Screening Test (MIST) served as the assessment for PM analysis pre and post rehabilitation. The data from this study will be used as a model for a larger study analyzing the effectiveness of different cognitive rehabilitative therapies: PM training, attention process training (APT) and executive function training, in treating ABI that are individualized based on cognitive symptoms.
Aiken, Emily M., "Individualized Cognitive Rehabilitation for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury". Senior Theses, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2015.
Trinity College Digital Repository, http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/theses/600