In 1986, Professor Regel, one of the “founding fathers” of computer-based cognitive rehabilitation in Germany, developed a concept which was converted into RehaCom. Thousands of patients and clinicians worldwide benefit each year from successful training with RehaCom due to the program’s:
- Modular structure
- Continuity and Control
RehaCom includes modules for training basic functions as well as specialised and more complex modules for training several affected cognitive functions. Starting at a low level of difficulty, the client will be able to solve increasingly complex tasks.
Continuity and control:
RehaCom saves all training results. A new training session starts where the last one finished. Thus, it
is possible to control the course of training and to adjust parameters promptly. The therapist has the ability to analyse all client data to further develop training strategies.
Numerous studies scientifically support the effectiveness of RehaCom. However, bear in mind that RehaCom is a tool for the therapist to use - it's not a substitute for a good clinician.
Most of the RehaCom modules are multilingual and available without additional costs. Patients can train in their native language.
- Adaptability and individualisation
- Multilingual structure
RehaCom is a self-adapting program which automatically adapts the complexity of each task to the clients‘ actual performance. Each training module has many different levels of difficulty consisting of varied range of training tasks. The individualisation of the program provides the user with a ‘just right’ challenge - the requirements are neither too high nor too low. This makes training with RehaCom very motivating and frustration is avoided. The therapist can adjust how the system adapts and responds to the client.
Error-Specific Feedback: The computer functions as a neutral observer making objective comments on the clients‘ performance and giving, if necessary, error-specific feedback. This leads to a higher sense of self-confidence of the clients and can minimise the risk of side effects often caused by brain damage such as depression or low self-esteem.
With RehaCom, many clients can train almost independently. At the beginning and at the end of the training, the client and the therapist determine the training goals and discuss the results face-to-face. As the client can complete their cognitive rehabilitation independently using RehaCom, the therapist can spend less time building cognitive capacities, and more time working on other goals such as developing communication strategies.
Implementing RehaCom in a clinic setting also allows therapists to work with several clients at the same time - one more reason why RehaCom has become market leader for computer-based cognitive rehabilitation in Europe.
RehaCom is not just another "Brain Trainer"
Over the past decade, leading scientists have begun to uncover the brain's ability to recover from injury - a process generally referred to as neuroplasticity.
As understanding of the brain's many functions has increased, the medical field has started to created therapies that stimulate recovery. This is the way RehaCom changes the effectiveness of brain functions to perform at their maximum capacity. Other programs just train various skills such as reading, math, or time management. RehaCom acts on a different, more fundamental level.
RehaCom's approach is specific and effective.