With the release of version 6.7.0 RehaCom has a new Screening Module in addition to two new training modules. The new Screening Module - Campimetry - brings the total number to 10.
Why Screening Modules?
The RehaCom Screening Set is an optional part of the RehaCom software that consists of modules for screening the cognitive status of clients with neurological and/or psychiatric diseases. By using and evaluating the screening results you can get recommendations for which training should be used with a particular client. This allows the cgntive training to be focused on a client's specific deficits.
Targeted cognitive therapy is an important aspect of the rehabilitation process. Before starting to use RehaCom a diagnostic assessment of all brain functions can be made in order to pinpoint the impairment as well as determine which functions are still intact. Then, a therapy plan is created to meet the client‘s specific needs, and specific goals are defined together with the client so that the therapy is as successful as possible.
RehaCom is a therapy tool. As such, its focus is on rehabilitation of cognitive impairments. In contrast to a complex assessment, the screening tool just gives a hint according to the deviation from the statistical norm.
RehaCom Screening Modules specially adapted screenings can help to identify suspected cognitive weaknesses or impairments. The results give a quick overview on the affected cognitive functions.This area can be assessed with further specific diagnostic tools afterwards if necessary.
Campimetry Screening Module
Impairments of vision, visual-spatial perception, and attention are common results of brain injuries. Some 20–40% of patients with an acquired brain injury have visual problems, 61.7% of those patients have restrictions or losses in the visual field. Disorders of the field of view and visual field affect participation in many aspects of life and therefore require therapy and rehabilitation.
This screening is suitable in case of suspected neurological vision defects, e.g. hemianopsia or quadrantanopia. The goal is to examine the field of vision for defects through static stimuli with fixation control, and to determine where training is needed as well as the areas in which there is potential for restitution.
For clients who suffer from additional cognitive deficits such as attention- and concetration disorders or reduced perception and motor skills, another screening with different settings or adjusted parameters can be carried out. The same is true for vision defects such as cataract or disordered sensitivity for coulour and contrast. Children whose speech and understanding of language and words is limited can usually do the screening without any problems.
The ability to see is a very important sensory function. Disorders affecting the visual field impact orientation and, depending on the degree of disturbance, have an effect on everyday actions (e.g. searching and finding objects when eating or getting dressed, safely navigating a room without bumping into something, recognizing faces, reading the newspaper, watching TV, using the computer). Visual field is vitally important, especially when driving a motor vehicle.
The "Campimetry" screening is a grid test to monitor and evaluate computer supported training. It includes the modules saccade training, exploration training, and restitutive field of vision training. At the first screening the limitations of the field of vision are measured and the severity is determined. The results of all examinations, e.g. the neglect examination, should always be considered when evaluating the field of vision.
The manual for Campimetry is available within the software help system.
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Clinicians in the UK and ireland can request a demonstration version of the software (Windows v7 and above only) from this page. https://www.rehacom.co.uk/demo