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Day to day living requires the use of both physical and cognitive skills. Cognitive or thinking skills can affect the following:
Difficulties with such skills are associated with an injury to the brain, as the result of trauma or developmental delay. Occupational therapists (OTs) are trained to identify difficulties with cognition, and the impact these difficulties have on every day skills.
OTs work on improving skills and providing suggestions. For example; they can break down a task into steps (task analysis). This method may make it easier to perform the task. Additionally, visual reminders may also help when there is memory loss.
All OTs at Cincinnati Children’s are trained in basic task analysis and adapting activities. Specialized rehabilitation OTs have achieved advanced certification to become Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS). These OTs have advanced knowledge of the causes and treatments for brain injuries, which includes understanding different stages of recovery for persons and families with brain injuries.
Any child who is having difficulty with cognitive skills can benefit from this service. Possible conditions include:
Occupational therapists are located at all Cincinnati Children's locations.
Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS) are located at Inpatient, Main (Burnet) Campus, and the Cincinnati Children's Drake neighborhood location.
Improving cognitive skills is a common therapy for children with various conditions, including patients who are recovering from a brain injury or who have developmental delays.
We have a reputation for using the latest therapeutic approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our specialized programs range from aquatic therapy to vestibular rehabilitation.
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