Cognitive remediation is designed to improve cognitive abilities (e.g., attention, working memory, planning, and organization) in order to improve one's day-to-day functioning. Cognitive remediation is a behavioral treatment that teaches strategies aimed to improve cognitive functioning. A session may include information about different types of attention, learning strategies to improve attention, practicing these strategies in session, and homework to help one learn to use the strategies in everyday life.
Cognitive remediation may be helpful to individuals with:
- Memory difficulties
- Head injury