The purpose of this book is to educate readers regarding the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation across a variety of neurological conditions, with specific emphasis on rehabilitation-related change detectable via neuroimaging. For ease of reference, this information is divided into separate chapters by neurological condition, since the nature of cognitive impairment and mechanism of rehabilitation may differ across populations. Also included are discussions of the use of neuroimaging in cognitive rehabilitation trials, rigorous design of cognitive rehabilitation trials to have greater scientific impact (e.g., obtaining Class I evidence), and future directions for the field. As such, the book is designed to be useful to both clinicians and researchers involved in the rehabilitation of such conditions so that they can make informed decisions regarding evidence-based treatment to deploy in clinical settings or to further study in research endeavors.
John DeLuca, PhD is the Senior Vice President for Research and Training at Kessler Foundation, a Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Neurology at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School and a licensed psychologist in the States of New Jersey and New York. He is board certified in Rehabilitation Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. DeLuca has been involved in neuropsychology and rehabilitation research for over 30 years. He is internationally known for his research on disorders of memory and information processing in a variety of clinical populations including: multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Dr. DeLuca serves on the editorial boards of several journals, has served on numerous committees for both national and international societies associated with neuropsychology, and has received numerous national and international awards in recognition of his work.
Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, PhD is the Director of the Centers for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research and Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation, Research Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School and a licensed psychologist in the States of New Jersey and New York. She is the Project Director for the Northern New Jersey TBI Model System funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Dr. Chiaravalloti conducts research in cognitive rehabilitation, particularly in new learning, memory and processing speed. Dr. Chiaravalloti is a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.
Erica Weber, PhD is a Research Scientist in the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research at the Kessler Foundation, a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, and a licensed clinical psychologist in New York State. As the recipient of a 2016 Switzer Research Fellowship, awarded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Dr. Weber conducts research on strategies to improve prospective memory, the ability to remember to perform an intended task at a specific time. Her work is designed to help people with traumatic brain injury and other neurological conditions.
1. Neuroimaging in Cognitive Rehabilitation2. Important Considerations for Developing Rigorous Cognitive Rehabilitation Trials with Imaging Protocols3. Cognitive Rehabilitation in Normal Aging and Individuals with Subjective Cognitive Decline4. Neuroimaging Outcomes of Cognitively Oriented Treatments in Older Adults Across the Alzheimer's Disease Spectrum5. The Application of Neuroimaging to the Evaluation of Cognitive Rehabilitation in TBI6. Neuroimaging and Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis7. Parkinson's Disease8. Schizophrenia9. Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neuroimaging in Stroke10. Cognitive rehabilitation in patients with non-central nervous system cancers and brain tumors11. Pediatric TBI12. Epilogue: Where Do We Go From Here In Bridging Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neuroimaging?Index