Through readings, case studies, and observations students will examine specific cognitive abilities that are crucial for everyday performance. Students will study brain functions in normal and brain-damaged populations and will learn about different cognitive rehabilitation approaches from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students will also learn about theoretical approaches designed to address cognitive and perceptual impairments such as attention, orientation, executive functions and more. Emphasis will be on cognitive problem identification: the evaluation process, and presentation of different treatment approaches in rehabilitation science. Course is appropriate for students interested in pre-health, nursing, speech pathology, education, psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience.
Meets Liberal Arts Core requirement for Texts and Ideas.