Cognitive disabilities can be placed in several different categories, all dependent on the age of the person affected and any outlying circumstances, such as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and strokes. “Cognitive” refers to “brain” or “functions of the brain,” therefore all of the disabilities in this broad category involve either memory processes, day-to-day functioning, language abilities, impairments, etc. rooted in the brain.
Cognitive disabilities can include:
- Specified learning disorders, such as Dyslexia
- Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s
- Brain injuries, both traumatic and caused by other circumstances
Because of the broad range of cognitive disabilities, as well as the age range of individuals affected by them, there are numerous treatments available. Insight Psychological begins this process by having one of our trained therapists conduct an assessment to determine the best course of action. Please call one of our five offices for more information (Edmonton North, Edmonton South, Red Deer, Spruce Grove and Calgary).