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Work-Oriented Telerehabilitation

EpicRehab has been a leader in Work-Oriented Telerehabilitation services. Work-Oriented Telerehabilitation is a cost-effective strategy to provide neurorehabilitation services focused on returning to work. It combines a clinic-based program with a home-based program that together are enabled by electronic media to facilitate communication. Electronic media may include teleconferencing, video conferencing, and other appropriate Internet services. [...]

Parent as Coach

In the early 21st century, when American children reach late adolescence, parents have little control and children often don’t have sufficient self-control.  In the responsibility vacuum between late adolescence and early adulthood, problems develop that are a symptom of the absence of intention, living life with a focus and purpose.  Most young people grow into [...]

Hippocampal Health

One of the main areas of neurogenesis in the human brain is the hippocampus, the temporary way station in your brain for information before a small portion (less than 1% of all of the information you receive) is retained as memory traces in other parts of the brain. What determines what is retained? One factor [...]

Neurogenic Development

Starting from a stem cell and maturing over three weeks into a fully functional neuron that begins to link with other neurons, neurogenesis offsets neuropathic losses caused by age, illness, or injury. The process continues throughout life, but ebbs and flows, depending on several factors. Neurogenesis requires just-right challenges both to cognitive capacity and to [...]

Using Adjectives to Describe Ability Levels

The indication of ability levels by using adjectives is time honored but somewhat problematic. It was introduced by David Wechsler (Wechsler, 1958) and has been replicated in each of the examiner’s manuals for the various Wechsler scales in succeeding years. What is always mentioned by Dr. Wechsler and his colleagues and successors in the examiner’s [...]

Working Memory and Auditory Processing

When attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been identified, concomitant problems with phonologic or auditory processing when hearing tests are normal can lead to serious deficiencies in learning that will persist into adulthood. In my experience, these often are comorbid and can both mask and magnify each other. Attention deficits can mimic [...]