At Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital in Aurora, specialists are using technology to assist both inpatients and outpatients suffering from cognitive deficits such as memory loss, inability to focus or maintain attention, and inability to understand or comprehend speech.
Maggie Palmer, a speech-language pathologist at the hospital, spoke to Gregg Moss about the technology on 9NEWS at 7 a.m.
Palmer develops a specific program depending on the patients needs, using traditional pen-and-paper methods along with a variety of computer and tablet applications. Games like Angry Birds help re-train the brain and improve skills like attention, command following and planning. Studies have also found the game can also help maintain a healthy brain.
For more information on Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, visit http://spaldingrehab.com/.
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