Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists Assess Cognitive Function to Help Patients Reach Their Goals
Getting patients back to participating in daily life to their full potential is not a purely physical endeavor. Cognitive health is crucial as well—whether at work, at school, or at home, patients need to be at their best in areas such as planning, memory, verbal ability, and concentration. Mental health factors like anxiety and depression also play a role in any recovery effort. That is why occupational therapists use CBS Health to measure and track key areas of brain health that affect quality of life.
OTs and SLPs working with concussions, developmental disorders, and brain injuries know that validated cognitive assessments are an important part of an evidence-based approach to rehabilitation. However, any serious injury or disability has cognitive consequences—stress, inactivity, and the inability to work can all have profound effects on the brain, so it is crucial to measure brain health during assessment, recovery, and decisions about when to return to work and other activities.
CBS Health is a web-based platform that uses cognitive tasks to quantify a patient’s brain health, and can be administered in-person or as part of a telehealth program. CBS Health assessments help identify deficits associated with injury, disease, or age, and track recovery as treatment progresses. Occupational therapists use CBS to help patients of all ages reach their physical and cognitive goals.