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Computer-Assisted Cognitive Remediation of Attention Disorders following Mild Closed Head Injuries

  • Marvin H. Podd
  • Donald P. Seelig
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Abstract

Roughly half of the head injuries in this country are of the mild closed head variety, and many victims develop postconcussional syndrome. Attention deficits are almost always present in this syndrome (Jennett & Teasdale, 1981; Sbordone, 1986). The ability to attend and concentrate is a necessary precondition for most higher cognitive functions and should therefore be effectively treated before addressing other cognitive deficits, such as memory impairment, spatial problems, or abstract reasoning difficulties.

Keywords

Head Injury Divided Attention Attention Module Closed Head Injury Cognitive Rehabilitation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marvin H. Podd
    • 1
  • Donald P. Seelig
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyNational Navy Medical CenterBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Psychological Consultation and Treatment CenterFort WashingtonUSA

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