Traumatic Brain Injury

cognitive rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury

What is it?

Traumatic brain injury occurs when a blunt force is applied to the head. People may experience a traumatic brain injury as a result of a fall, sports injury, violence, motor vehicle, or workplace accident. Traumatic brain injuries can be penetrating or non-penetrating, depending on if an object makes contact with the brain tissue. When a force is applied to someone’s head, the brain tissue makes contact with the skull, thus disrupting neural connections which affect brain activity. Traumatic brain injuries often result in cognitive, psychological, and physical challenges causing someone with a traumatic brain injury to need therapeutic services for rehabilitation.

What can be done for traumatic brain injury patients?

People with traumatic brain injury typically have cognitive deficits in the domains of executive functioning, attention, language, and memory. These cognitive deficits result in survivors of traumatic brain injury making impulsive decisions, having trouble inhibiting actions, not being able to focus during work or school, becoming forgetful of appointments, and having difficulty expressing themselves verbally. In turn, these cognitive deficits may cause someone with a traumatic brain injury to experience depression, anxiety, irritability, and isolation. Thus, many people with traumatic brain injury undergo cognitive rehabilitation therapy with an occupational therapist, speech therapist, psychologist, or other clinical provider.

Our clients working in the field of brain injury

Cognitive rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury
can target the following cognitive skills

The ability to enable goal-oriented behavior, cognitive flexibility, and emotional regulation.

Skill to be able to translate sounds into words and generate verbal output.

The ability to focus on tasks and details in order to complete and use them.

The ability to hear, process, blend, segment, and use sounds to shape behavior.


Enables you to perform tasks quickly and accurately.

Ability to process incoming visual stimuli, understand spatial relationships between objects, and visualize images and scenarios.

Work on the ability to process, encode, store, and retrieve visual information.

The ability to remember something written or spoken that was previously learned.

Enables you to store and retrieve of information needed to plan a route to a desire location.

Recommended HappyNeuron Pro exercises

Memory Exercises


Attention, visual working memory

I Remember You!

Visual and verbal working memory 

An American In Paris

Verbal and visual working memory

Executive Function Exercises

The Towers of Hanoi

Planning, strategy


Reasoning, strategy

Basketball in NY

Strategy, inhibition

Language Exercises

Root it Out

Lexical Spelling 



Secret Files

Working memory, reasoning 

Interested in trying our digital tools?

Pulling from our decades of experience in Cognitive Therapeutics, we aim to help you enrich your practice through the use of digital and paper tools.