Concentration-Attention-and-Mental-Speed-Rehabilitation-Task

Concentration-Attention-and-Mental-Speed-Rehabilitation-Task

James Japp, MA, MSc

This cognitive rehabilitation software program was designed by James Japp, a neuropsychologist in the UK, for individuals with acquired brain injury. Software generates random sets of exercises that require matching a target item by number and/or color. By giving the patient structured tasks, the therapist can measure performance for time and accuracy which are documented in a performance history.

Tasks can be set for varying length of time and difficulty, giving the clinician flexibility for customizing a program that is challenging but not too easy. The user has to hold the instructions for each activity in short term memory. Completing the tasks requires the patient to use selective, divided and sustained attention as well as decision making and information processing.

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Item: CAMSART
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Full Description

CAMSART combines structured tasks with performance measurement. It requires the user to memorize a set of instructions in short term memory and then undertake a task that demands selective, divided and sustained attention as well as decision making and information processing.

The underlying principle and tasks involved in CAMSART are largely based on the Stroop effect. The basic effect is one of increasing reaction time and error in performance in the dichotomy caused when the color of the written word is different than the color described. This effect has been attributed to (among a variety of other explanations) the difficulty that the human brain has in the parallel processing between pertinent and irrelevant information.

This program is suitable for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs for patients or clients with minor to severe acquired brain injury as the degree of difficulty can be modified. It is also useful in clinical settings, residential programs, and home-based therapy.

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Details
Item CAMSART
Pages User guide plus CD for program installation runs on Mac or PC with XP/Vista/Windows 7 or higher.
Year 2014

Authors

James Japp, MA, MSc

James Japp is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in brain injury rehabilitation and cognitive communication in the United Kingdom. He is a medico-legal expert on the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injury, as well as supporting their return to employment. He is Clinical Director of Neuropsychologists UK, an organization he founded in 2002 to promote best practices for supporting people with acquired brain injury as they reintegrate into their communities and employment.

Japp has most recently specialized in computerized brain injury rehabilitation programs, particularly for restorative function. He has developed a number of computer based programs including Acquired Brain Injury Memory Exercises (ABIME), Divided and Sustained Attention (DASAT) and Concentration Attention & Mental Speed Rehabilitation Task (CAMSART). These cognitive software programs can be used in a variety of clinical settings, community programs and home care for adolescents and adults with acquired brain injury.

Contents

User Guide for the CAMSART

License terms and conditions

Installing CAMSART

How CAMSART works

Instructions

Settings

Tasks

Feedback instructions

Location of target item

Performance history

The basis of CAMSART in brain injury rehabilitation

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Excerpts

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