How RehaCom Works
RehaCom has evolved to become the leading European tool for computer-based cognitive rehabilitation, with over 95% of German rehabilitation clinics using RehaCom every day! This is not a brain training tool for amusement - although it is engaging to use. It was designed by clinicians and engineers to deliver real-world benefits for users with cognitive issues following a brain injury.
A Brief Overview
With RehaCom you can have an unlimited number of Therapist and Client profiles. Clients can be assigned to multiple therapists as required. You only need some basic information to create a profile but there is scope to add much more if required. Once you have created a Client Profile you might want to try one or two Screening Modules to get an idea of their current status and get suggestions for starting modules.
There is a number of screening modules available for use, and these are improving and expanding on each release. Each screening module lasts around 15mins, so you may not want to test all of them in one go. We generally recommend beginning with Alertness screening as it points towards any attention deficits, which are the cornerstone of cognitive function.
The screening module begins with an example and a practice session to make sure the client understands the task. Once this is complete the screening will begin. After screening the results page will show you where the client’s performance sits against aged matched norms. This gives a helpful indication as to the severity of the deficit and advises on the particular training module to be used. You can link directly to the training module from the results screen.
There are more than 25 training modules available in English, and this number is steadily growing. Once the therapist knows which module to select they can double click on the icon and select a number of variables from the Parameters screen.
• Duration of session
• Starting Level of the session
• How sensitive the adaptivity should be
There are additional module specific variables available including:
• time limit to solving tasks
• audio feedback
• stimuli choices and more
Once the therapist is happy the client can begin training (with or without setup instructions from the RehaCom system). As the training goes on, the task will become easier or harder depending on the client’s performance. This means that it can remain challenging without becoming frustrating. Training can always be paused or instructions repeated if necessary.
Once the training is complete the therapist can review the session from the Results screen. There is a wealth of data included that becomes more rich as the software is used more frequently. The data can be presented in a variety of ways including charts, graphs and comparisons.
The most commonly read results are:
• Level progression
• No of mistakes made
• Time taken for each task
By analysing the data thoroughly the therapist is able to identify particular weaknesses
e.g. noticing auditory stimuli, and address this further in the training.