Cognitive Rehabilitation

What is Cognitive Rehabilitation?

Cognitive rehabilitation therapy is a broad term used to describe treatment for a wide array of cognitive problems (i.e. difficulty with thinking abilities, attention, memory, language, etc.). Cognitive rehabilitation enhances functioning and independence in those with cognitive difficulties, as well as assisting with community reintegration, and supporting family members and care teams.

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“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”

— Fred DeVito
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Are You Experiencing Moderate
to Severe Memory Problems?

Utilizing evidence-based memory interventions, cognitive rehabilitation therapy is typically provided for individuals who have suffered a brain injury, usually as a result of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury or stroke. Treatment is designed around the individual needs of each client and their cognitive difficulties. Thus, the length of treatment will vary from person-to-person. Sessions span one hour and incorporate one-to-one training utilizing internal memory strategies (i.e. associations, spaced repetition, errorless learning) and external memory aids (i.e. smartphones).

Are You Experiencing Problems with Attention or Executive Function?

Goal Management Training

Goal Management Training (GMT) is a validated, structured, 9-week group program, for rehabilitation of executive functions, including planning, problem solving, decision making, and self-monitoring. It has been shown to be effective in enhancing executive skills and promoting functional ability in those who have suffered a brain injury or present with a neurological condition. GMT is designed around how the brain works and how it connects to our ability to do things. This cognitive rehabilitation program teaches participants strategies that they can use in their daily lives, improving their ability to achieve goals by sustaining their attention, staying focused, formulating realistic plans, and organizing, prioritizing, and completing tasks in a timely fashion.

Care Wherever You Are

Our team can provide virtual care services (online or over the phone) to people across Alberta who have concerns about their physical, emotional, or cognitive health.

“Neurons that fire together wire together.”

— Donald O. Hebb

Care Wherever You Are

Our team can provide virtual care services (online or over the phone) to people across Alberta who have concerns about their physical, emotional, or cognitive health.

“Neurons that fire together wire together.”

— Donald O. Hebb

Reestablish Learned Patterns of Behaviour


Developing skills in planning and organization, and utilizing tools to support your memory, promotes easier engagement in personal care and valued activities.

Establish New Patterns of Cognitive Activity


Learning skills that are based on how the brain affects our behaviours can directly strengthen neural pathways related to learning, memory, and higher-level thinking.

Enjoy Greater Quality of Life & Higher Function


Increase independence and functional ability by supporting or improving neurological challenges that interfere with everyday tasks and goals. 

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Our Approach to Cognitive Rehabilitation

Each person will uniquely experience a neurological condition. The form of rehabilitation (stroke recovery program or concussion rehabilitation) depends on the type and severity of the cognitive problem and how it impacts a person’s daily life. While a neuropsychological assessment helps characterize such problems, an interview-based assessment can also help determine treatment suitability and guide treatment-specific goals. Treatment involves active participation and is done in collaboration with your Calgary psychologist and brain health specialist.