An Evidence Based Review of Computer-Assisted Cognitive Remediation Programs for People with Traumatic Brain Injury

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Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form


Degree Name

Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapy

Department or Program Chair

Ruth Ramsey, EdD, OTR/L

Thesis Advisor

Ruth Ramsey, EdD, OTR/L


Every year, millions of people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Individuals who sustain a TBI often require long-term help to improve cognition and engage in activities of daily living. Many computer-assisted interventions to remediate cognition have been developed. Knowing and deciding which computer assisted intervention to use with clients may be challenging for health care providers. Therefore, an evidence-based comprehensive review of seven cognitive remediation therapy programs was completed and a resource guide was created for use by healthcare professionals. Parameters considered included cost, availability, target population, and research evidence in support of the program. While there is an overall lack of recent evidence in support of computer-assisted cognitive remediation (CACR) programs, it is hoped that this review will help enable healthcare providers to select and use the best programs to help their clients recover from traumatic brain injuries.

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