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By: Harbourside Rehabilitation Solutions  09-12-2011
Keywords: Mental Health, chronic pain, Cognitive Rehabilitation

Cognitive Demands Analysis (CDA)

A CDA is an objective analysis of the essential job duties and cognitive demands of an client’s job. Areas assessed include the amount of concentration required, the demands on memory and time pressures.  It is based on observations of the worksite, other clients performing the duties and/or interviewing the client and/or supervisor. A CDA can be useful:
• For return to work planning and job accommodation.
• If the client is being sent for an IME with a psychologist or psychiatrist.
• When working with clients with diagnoses such as depression, PTSD, chronic pain, TBI, stress, or mental health issues.

Can be used in conjunction with the cognitive screening, as described below. Recommendations from the report can include further rehabilitation recommendations with specific intervention or treatment providers, or workplace accommodations for the client.
Cognitive ScreeningThe cognitive screen is used to assist in identifying whether a client may have cognitive deficits which are impacting their daily functioning. Our therapists utilize standardized and non standardized assessment tools to assess areas including; memory, concentration and higher level cognitive abilities such as problem solving. The cognitive screen is not diagnostic in nature and does not replace a neuropsychological assessment. It may be used in combination with the Cognitive Demands Analysis (CDA) to ensure the client has the cognitive abilities to perform the essential duties of their job. If requested by the account, recommendations can be made regarding remedial strategies and/or job accommodations. This service is useful not only for clients with traumatic brain injuries but also with clients who have mental health issues, chronic pain and some neurological conditions.
Cognitive Rehabilitation Services

Our therapists offer a variety of services aimed at addressing the cognitive, emotional and behavioural issues often experienced after injuries such traumatic brain injuries or with conditions such as strokes or mental health issues. Our services include:
• Remedial memory compensation strategies
• Assessment of care/equipment needs
• Attendant training
• Coordination of ongoing rehabilitation
• Vocational counselling
• Provision of rehabilitation services including memory book training and schedule planning.

Keywords: chronic pain, Cognitive Abilities, Cognitive Deficits, Cognitive Demands Analysis, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Mental Health, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Workplace Accommodations,

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