Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) is a type of treatment that is designed to improve cognitive skills, such as attention, memory, and problem-solving, in individuals who have cognitive impairments. Cognitive impairments can be caused by a variety of factors, including brain injuries, neurological conditions, or mental health conditions.
CRT typically involves the use of structured and repetitive exercises to target specific cognitive skills. These exercises may be conducted in individual or group settings and may be provided in person or remotely, such as via phone or video conference.
The goals of CRT may vary depending on the individual's specific cognitive deficits and treatment needs. Some common goals of CRT include:
- Improving attention and concentration
- Enhancing memory and learning skills
- Increasing problem-solving skills
- Improving communication and social skills
- Enhancing the ability to plan and organize tasks
CRT is typically provided by a trained therapist or rehabilitation specialist. It is often used in conjunction with other types of treatment, such as medication or psychotherapy, to optimize results.