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[WEB SITE] Cognitive Assessment: Neurocognitive Assessment Battery Online for the detection of cognitive deterioration (CAB).
General Cognitive Assessment Battery (CAB)
Innovative online neuropsychological test. Study brain function and complete a comprehensive online screening. Precisely evaluate a wide range of abilities and detect cognitive well-being (high-moderate-low). Identify strengths and weaknesses in the areas of memory, concentration/attention, executive functions, planning, and coordination.
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TOTAL PRICE 49.95€
Cognitive assessment battery to study brain function and cognitive performance
- Assess current state of the user’s cognitive skills
- For children 7 years and older and adults.
- The complete battery lasts about 30-40 minutes.
The General Cognitive Assessment Battery (CAB) from CogniFit is a leading professional tool that makes it possible to get study the brain function of children 7 years and older and adults in depth, using online cognitive tasks. The results from this neuropsychological tool are useful for understanding the user’s cognitive state, strengths, and weaknesses. This can help determine whether or not the cognitive changes that the user may be experiencing are normal, or if they reflect some kind of neurological disorder. Any private or professional user can easily use this cognitive assessment.
This normalized cognitive test is completely online and lasts about 30-40 minutes. After completing the evaluation, a report will automatically be generated with the user’s neurocognitive profile. This report gathers useful information and presents data in an easy-to-understand format to make it possible to understand the functioning of different cognitive skills. It also provides valuable information that can help detect the risk of some disorder or problem, recognize its severity, and identify support strategies for each case.
We recommend using this neuropsychological assessment to better understand cognitive function, or cognitive, physical, psychological, or social well-being, and where there are symptoms or difficulties related o concentration/attention, memory, reasoning, planning, or coordination. We recommend using this complete cognitive test to complement a professional diagosis, and never to substitute a clinical consultation.[…]
Advances in internet technology, creative interfaces and evidence-based therapies are combining to propel healthcare to levels only dreamed of. “The motive behind the use of this technology is to maintain the essential qualities of the health-care interaction, while improving access by overcoming barriers such as economics, culture, climate, and geography,” (Rees, 2004). The dominant theme of therapy is so often to examine and collaboratively develop solutions rather than allowing any one barrier to prohibit progress.
“The landscape of mental health is shifting dramatically; online therapy is becoming mainstream.”
On September 23, 2011 The New York Times featured an article entitled, ‘When Your Therapist is Only a Click Away’. Based on the buzz this article caused, it was placed on the homepage of the New York Times website, on September 25, 2011. The piece beautifully illustrates how online therapy is used by real people in the real world. The landscape of mental health is shifting dramatically. Online therapy is becoming mainstream and the evidence-base for such therapy services is growing in Canada and around the globe. Technology is exciting and it allows us to provide services to people that would not otherwise get help.
Many vocational rehab professionals use their cell phone to talk to or text their clients. Some professionals use regular Skype sessions to communicate with clients, employers or other professionals. But it’s not just as simple as jumping online with a client. Professionals must be aware of and heed their legal and ethical obligations before practicing online.
Telehealth has been touted as the most significant contribution to health-care delivery systems of the future (Bashshur, 1997). eRehabilitation, a component of telehealth, is a cutting-edge and flourishing means of delivering rehabilitation services. At Brainworks, we have further developed and defined eRehabilitation as a comprehensive treatment platform that uses interactive audio, video, or data communications to provide rehabilitation services at a distance.
eRehabilitation embraces both mainstream and emergent technologies to deliver evidenced-based therapies. Some examples of how eRehabilitation can be used include:
- rehabilitation counseling via a secure web interface
- videos demonstrating job skills available on demand
- executive skills coaching (planning, scheduling, prioritizing, troubleshooting) assisted by video conferencing & the use of apps
- email and text messaging to access job supportinter active web based learning modules for skill development
There are several advantages to providing therapy services online. By taking advantage of the power of the internet, services can be provided in context, with no commute for client or therapist, resulting in an overall cost savings. Moreover, shorter, more frequent sessions make good sense from a learning theory perspective, but until now have not been practical. Therapists can now provide more frequent mini sessions to spread out their involvement and contain costs while boosting efficacy. Clinical experience, confirmed by the literature, indicates that e-based sessions result in fewer cancellations.
The idea of playing a game to make you sharper seems like a no-brainer. That’s the thinking behind a billion-dollar industry selling brain training games and programs designed to boost cognitive ability.
But an investigation by CBC’s Marketplace reveals that brain training games such as Lumosity may not make your brain perform better in everyday life.
Brain training games, such as Lumosity, are a billion-dollar industry. Many people are worried about maintaining their brain health and want to prevent a decline in their mental abilities. (CBC)
Almost 15 per cent of Canadians over the age of 65 are affected by some kind of dementia. And many people of all ages are worried about maintaining their brain health and possibly preventing a decline in their mental abilities.
“I don’t think there’s anything to say that you can train your brain to be cognitively better in the way that we know that we can train our bodies to be physically better,” neuroscientist Adrian Owen told Marketplace co-host Tom Harrington.
- CBC Marketplace: Mind Games
- Dementia patients sold unproven ‘brainwave optimization’
To test how effective the games are at improving cognitive function, Marketplace partnered with Owen, who holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University.