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Posted: Jul Fri 2015 | By: David L. Raffle, PhD

 

“You’re Serious!” – Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Rehabilitation

David L. Raffle, PhD

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Posted: Mar Sun 2015 | By: David L. Raffle, PhD

Paper Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Diego, California, March 20, 2015

In the clinical setting, “capacity” refers to the clinician’s judgment of seniors’ cognitive, decisional, affective, and practical abilities, especially when a lack of capacity puts their assets, property, or health at significant risk (Moye & Braun, 2010). In health care settings, capacity focuses mostly on medical consent, sexual consent, financial management, independent living, and driving. In the forensic setting, the focus is on...

Posted: Dec Mon 2014 | By: David L. Raffle, PhD

Dyslexia, Latin for “faulty reading,” is found in over 30 million adults in the U.S., and in about 80% of children who are in special education under the category of “specific learning disability.” Dyslexia is also common in many children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A simple “diagnosis” of dyslexia does not offer any clues about causes or treatment, because many processes are involved in decoding, understanding, and deriving meaning from ink blots on a page. By knowing where these processes break down, a program of cognitive rehabilitation can focus on each area of brain impairment as...

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