Attention training; Drill-oriented therapies; Impairment-based therapy; Restorative cognitive therapies
Process training refers to rehabilitation techniques designed to improve or restore the underlying damaged neuropsychological processes.
The theoretical basis of restorative process approaches derives from studies suggesting repetitive activity facilitates neuroplasticity. Repeated use of a particular cognitive process is believed to strengthen connections in the underlying neural circuitry and leads to an increase in the ability to perform that task. Neuropsychological rehabilitation has traditionally used a binary classification to group treatment approaches into interventions that target change at the level of restitution (i.e., “restorative or process approaches”) and those that target change at the level of behavior (i.e., “behavioral approaches”). Examples of process training or restorative interventions include direct attention training...
References and Readings
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