Cognitive Remediation with NeurXercise
The Podd and Krehbiel study (2006) utilized the computer-assisted cognitive remediation software, NeurXercise (Podd and Seelig 1989, 1994). This software has been used successfully on post-acute patients with mild, mild/moderate and severe head injuries, strokes, cerebrovascular disease, temporal lobectomies, frontal resections, toxic exposure and subcortical disease (Podd et al. 1996; Podd 1998a, b, c, 2000; Podd and Seelig 1999). It was also shown to be efficacious in the treatment of children with severe emotional disturbance and concomitant attention deficit disorder (Garlaza et al. 1999). It has been used for compensation and restitution training, which was discussed in the last chapter. The present chapter presents a neuropsychological analysis of NeurXercise that parallels the format of Chap. 2, assessment in treatment planning, and conveniently allows for identification of exercises that will likely help in remediation based on the neuropsychological testing results. The salient input–output characteristics of the exercises are summarized in Appendices J through N.