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  • This article explores the social benefits of group cognitive therapy, shedding light on how shared experiences, mutual support, and collective growth can contribute to positive outcomes.

  • The term “cognitive flexibility” is often said to be an important part of understanding our thoughts and emotions, but what does it even mean? Simply put, it is a set of cognitive abilities including creativity, imagination, and curiosity, that work

  • Experiencing a stroke is a major life event. A stroke may cause someone to lose cognitive and physical abilities, such as not being able to communicate or use one side of their body. Depending on where the lesion occurs, some people may experience th

  • Research shows that a positive relationship between patient and clinician can improve therapy outcomes. How can clinicians improve communication with patients?

  • Many survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) often deal with feelings of anger and irritability after their injury. For some, these feelings of anger can range from mild to severe, and have been studied across different samples of people. Post-tr

  • For many patients with cancer or are in remission, cognitive impairment is frequently a complaint. In a national cross sectional study, it was reported that a history of cancer was associated with a 40% chance of an increased amount of memory issues.

  • If you live in the northern hemisphere, you are probably familiar with the drastic change of seasons. With the switch from the summer to the fall comes not only cooler weather, but less daily sunlight. This may cause people to experience seasonal aff

  • Processing speed refers to the amount of time it takes for a person to understand and respond to stimuli around them. Here are a few of the best exercises to improve processing speed.

  • This article explores the social benefits of group cognitive therapy, shedding light on how shared experiences, mutual support, and collective growth can contribute to positive outcomes.

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be very detrimental to one’s health and wellbeing. Brain injury commonly causes individuals to have cognitive, mental health, and physical complications. TBIs can be caused by contact sports injuries, motor vehicle

  • The effects of a stroke can vary widely. For some, a stroke can affect social cognition and social behavior.

  • In this post, we explore the complex relationship between cancer and cognition and how patients may be able to mitigate the effects.

  • In this article, we will explore how clinicians can effectively use digital cognitive exercises for kids to enhance their overall development and well-being.

  • You may have patients who struggle with different types of attention. One that proves difficult for many people is maintaining sustained attention. In this article, we'll discuss how to improve sustained attention skills.

  • How to launch a clinical practice with HappyNeuron Pro and reap the benefits of its features.

  • Let's look at what’s next for the research into brain repair in MS.

  • More and more research is showing the benefits of cognitive stimulation. A new study shows the benefits of cognitive games in mitigating cognitive decline in older adults.

  • With October 31st creeping up, we see more and more Halloween décor. Not only are people decorating with carved pumpkins and silly or spooky ghosts, but they are also putting up spiderwebs. Between real and decorative spiderwebs, webs seem to always

  • TBI stands for traumatic brain injury, and occurs when one experiences damage to the brain. This type of damage is specific, and creates a disruption in the functioning of the brain. Not all injuries to the head are TBIs, but all TBIs are severe inju

  • What exactly is brain fog, and what does cognitive science tell us about its origins and effects?

  • The COVID-19 pandemic brought about new challenges across all components of the medical field. Clinical providers are learning about how COVID-19 has impacted the brain in survivors. Severe cases of COVID-19 have resulted in neuropsychological impair

  • There is a common misconception that dementia and Alzheimer’s are two separate conditions, however this isn’t exactly the case.

  • Reading is a complex cognitive process that involves a network of connections throughout the entire brain. Oftentimes, educators overlook the neurobiology of cognitive skills required for activities such as reading. Understanding the neurobiology of

  • How does the internet change our cognition?

  • According to recent research, microglial cells within our brains are unsung heroes of cognitive health.

  • Our brains are made of billions of cells. During development, stem cells receive signals from the outside environment that determine which kind of cell it will become within our brains. Sometimes, stem cells develop into neurons through a process cal

  • Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to modify connections and change its activity in response to stimuli, basically “re-wiring” itself. So, what does this mean?

  • Many people hear the word Neurotherapy but have no idea what exactly it is. In this blog post, we discuss what Neurotherapy is and why it may interest you.

  • There are different types of motivation, and understanding them can give us a lot of insight into our own behaviors and emotions, as well as those of patients.

  • Here at HappyNeuron, we always have an eye out for the latest scientific findings and technology that may be useful to clinicians and their patients. We’re very interested in the EyeBOX device, which is a new tool for assessing concussions.

  • Sugar plays a crucial role in our brain health and cognitive function. However, too much can be detrimental to our health. So let’s break it down. What is the relationship between sugar and brain health, and how much is too much?

  • When using HappyNeuron Pro, you have the option of limiting cognitive exercises visible to your patient. In fact, this is recommended! 

  • Natalie Mackenize has been working in Cognitive Rehabilitation since 2004. She holds a master's degree in Cognitive Neuropsychology, is a certified brain injury specialist, accredited Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist, a Hypnotherapist, and is the o

  • Brain injuries are complex injuries. Heather Condello and her team of occupational therapists, including Ayushi Dhingra, understand that. Heather and Ayushi discuss how they approach brain injury and redefine occupational therapy to help their client

  • Rebecca Langbein is pursuing her clinical doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OT) at Thomas Jefferson University. Like many OTs, Rebecca is constantly learning about how OT practitioners can empower their clients and communities by combining occupatio

  • Who Benefits From Telehealth Occupational Therapy? People who may have experienced injuries such as a stroke, a brain injury, feeding disorders, upper extremity limb loss, and other neurological conditions have seen positive results from telehealth.

  • Yes, you can! This blog post will tell you why. Telehealth and remote therapy options are becoming increasingly popular as the COVID-19 crisis continues. Seniors are among the most vulnerable people that could face fatal consequences of contracti

  • Research shows that a positive relationship between patient and clinician can improve therapy outcomes. How can clinicians improve communication with patients?

  • In addition to a healthy diet and exercise, there are many activities that can help someone with stroke recovery. Physical therapy may be necessary for physical recovery, and equally important is exercising the brain. Here are some of the best ways t

  • Dustin and Natalie met right before the shutdown. Since then, Natalie started to use HappyNeuron, and her clients are thrilled about it. In this snippet, she explains how they felt and their reactions when they were introduced to HappyNeuron Pro.

  • Many survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) often deal with feelings of anger and irritability after their injury. For some, these feelings of anger can range from mild to severe, and have been studied across different samples of people. Post-tr

  • New Year’s resolutions are a great way to enter into a new mindset and achieve goals that improve your life. Why not help your clients set goals to improve their cognition this year? Setting goals together at the beginning of the year could help clie

  • Occupational therapists are instrumental in the care of people living with dementia.Occupational therapists have a holistic understanding of how cognitive functioning impacts activities of daily living. They can provide cognitive stimulation therapy

  • Building habits can help anyone to improve aspects of their life. They can be beneficial for anyone living with a cognitive condition.

  • Processing speed refers to the amount of time it takes for a person to understand and respond to stimuli around them. Here are a few of the best exercises to improve processing speed.

  • Natalie is back with some expert advice about how to work with patients who have both ADHD and a TBI. If you love this video you MUST check out her entire interview found in the expert interviews today!

  • The day has finally arrived. This interview with Natalie is AMAZING! If you work in cognitive rehabilitation from TBIs this is a video you most definitely should like. Natalie Mackenzie has been working in Cognitive Rehabilitation since 2004. She ho

  • This article explores the social benefits of group cognitive therapy, shedding light on how shared experiences, mutual support, and collective growth can contribute to positive outcomes.

  • We love the work that BIS Services is doing for people in the United Kingdom. We especially love the advice Natalie has for working with patients who often get frustrated. Take a watch and let us know if you're going to try these techniques in the co

  • The effects of a stroke can vary widely. For some, a stroke can affect social cognition and social behavior.

  • Did you know that damage to a person’s left hemisphere can change how they make coffee? Damage to the left hemisphere can cause a person to forget how to use a coffee machine, or even pick up a coffee cup. This cognitive problem is called apraxia.

  • Delve into reasoning and its role in our daily routines.

  • ‘Lego Therapy’ uses Legos to provide cognitive and emotional stimulation for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Using Legos, she carves out roles for each of her clients to fulfill: manager, supplier, and builder. Using these roles, Kitty

  • In this article, we will explore how clinicians can effectively use digital cognitive exercises for kids to enhance their overall development and well-being.

  • You may have patients who struggle with different types of attention. One that proves difficult for many people is maintaining sustained attention. In this article, we'll discuss how to improve sustained attention skills.

  • Many people that experience a stroke, brain injury, or episode of psychosis have resulting cognitive complications. Many clients who have had a neurological accident or a psychotic episode can become unemployed and have trouble re-entering the workfo

  • Helping others act on the ability to act is one of our goals here at HappyNeuron. We like to use this saying as a way of aligning ourselves to have an innovative and encouraging mindset. We want to help each person see how their small actions can imp

  • You may be wondering what exercises are available for stroke recovery, or how HappyNeuron Pro can be used to work with people who have had a stroke.

  • The Towers of Hanoi is a well known executive function task that targets working memory, inhibition, and decision making. Our digital adaptation is a user favorite while working on critical thinking skills. In this blog post, we share with you how th

  • How to launch a clinical practice with HappyNeuron Pro and reap the benefits of its features.

  • Brain injuries are complex injuries. Heather Condello and her team of occupational therapists at Complex Injury Rehab - The Brain, Spine & Mental Health Clinic understand that. Heather and Ayushi, one of Heather's skilled OTs, sit down with Dustin an

  • Occupational therapy can often be helpful to people with ASD. In this article, we'll explore occupational therapy exercises for autism.

  • Administrating and supplying occupational therapy services within a school system is challenging. There are a lot of barriers to overcome that inhibit children from receiving proper care. With the advancement of technology, more and more children are

  • Clinicians may want to work with clients on setting cognitive goals - these could be anything from feeling happier, to improving their attention or memory.

  • You may have heard different answers concerning the correct way to refer to people within the autistic community. Is the correct term person with autism, or autistic person?

  • TBI stands for traumatic brain injury, and occurs when one experiences damage to the brain. This type of damage is specific, and creates a disruption in the functioning of the brain. Not all injuries to the head are TBIs, but all TBIs are severe inju

  • Adults living with mental illness risk facing unemployment and poverty. Therapists are eager to address the psychological and cognitive needs of clients with severe mental illness in order to help them find employment and live independently. Little r

  • Group cognitive therapy is a great way to help clients with bridging in a supportive environment. 

  • In this article, we'll discuss how and why to involve families in cognitive rehabilitation.

  • There are different types of motivation, and understanding them can give us a lot of insight into our own behaviors and emotions, as well as those of patients.

  • Cleaning and organizing your home can have positive effects on brain health, such as preventing dementia and improving working memory and executive function skills.

  • Why offer telehealth services? In this blog post, we'll explore the reasons why telehealth can be so helpful to patients in the winter.

  • When using HappyNeuron Pro, you have the option of limiting cognitive exercises visible to your patient. In fact, this is recommended! 

  • As the program lead for research in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Deb has been studying psychosis for a while. In this video, she explains how she uses HNPro and what she has learned from the experience. She is

  • Cognitive rehabilitation programs, such as the NEAR program are being used all around the world. Check out how Debra Bushong, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, is using HappyNeuron Pro within her psychosis treatment research.

  • Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a Canadian-American pediatrician who assumed the position of Surgeon General of California in 2019. Dr. Harris is known for her work linking adverse childhood experiences to health outcomes. Her work currently focuses on ad

  • Professor Seligman has been teaching and studying psychology for many years. This Ted-talk is insightful and informative to anyone who wants to involve positive psychology in their practice. 

  • Nutrition is one of the most underlooked factors contributing to mental health well-being. Researchers are beginning to understand the role of the mind-gut connection, and how the food we eat affects our behavior. Nutrition interventions offer promis

  • Depression impacts individuals not only emotionally, but cognitively. Research has shown that people living with depression experience cognitive deficits. They may suffer with executive functioning, memory, attention, and processing speed deficits th

  • When people are depressed, many seek psychotherapy to work on the emotional symptoms and ailments from their depression. However, people with depression also experience cognitive problems. Common cognitive problems resulting from depression include d

  • Students studying to be mental health professionals are in good company. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is projected to grow 23% over the course of the next ten years.

  • Both men and women will experience depression at some point in their lifetime, but men experience depression differently than what is included in the current diagnostic criteria. In this blog post, we discuss 5 things that you may not know about depr

  • Executive function refers to cognitive functions related to making plans and decisions and regulating behavior. Executive function skills are required for numerous tasks that can be completed every day, such as driving or walking to a destination, ke

  • Research shows that a positive relationship between patient and clinician can improve therapy outcomes. How can clinicians improve communication with patients?

  • During the winter months, many people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is a mood condition similar to Depression, but it specifically occurs during a certain time of year, typically the winter.

  • New Year’s resolutions are a great way to enter into a new mindset and achieve goals that improve your life. Why not help your clients set goals to improve their cognition this year? Setting goals together at the beginning of the year could help clie

  • Gratitude is often associated with positive mental and emotional well-being, but can it improve our cognitive health as well?

  • Building habits can help anyone to improve aspects of their life. They can be beneficial for anyone living with a cognitive condition.

  • This article explores the social benefits of group cognitive therapy, shedding light on how shared experiences, mutual support, and collective growth can contribute to positive outcomes.

  • The effects of a stroke can vary widely. For some, a stroke can affect social cognition and social behavior.

  • With the ever-growing popularity of video games, there have been concerns about how they affect cognition, particularly for children and teens. Some primary concerns are whether video games may cause behavioral issues such as increased aggression. So

  • Delve into reasoning and its role in our daily routines.

  • Many children and adolescents experience depression. Symptoms of depression in children and adolescents include behavioral problems in school, changes in eating and sleeping habits, irritability, and lacking interest in things that typically bring jo

  • Did you know that education may protect against memory impairment related to depression in older women? One study in Korea by Lee, Park, & Chey (2018) studied 29 women with less than 6 years of formal education and 49 women with more than 6 years

  • Grief can be a life-changing experience, and it’s no wonder it can change our brains.

  • You may know that going outdoors has a lot of cognitive benefits. But did you know about how sunlight affects cognition specifically?

  • In October 2010, a new social media app was launched that allowed users to connect by sharing photos. Fast forward to 2021, with roughly one billion users, Instagram has taken over the internet. The influence of social media has become a large part o

  • Impairment in social cognition is one of the main components of schizophrenia, and can deeply affect a patient’s ability to interact with the world. In this article, we’ll explore what social cognition is, how schizophrenia affects social cognition,

  • The brain has its own unique way of responding to a surprising event or situation. When the brain wants you to pay attention to something, it will make sure you are aware of it. According to a new study by MIT, one way the brain does this is by sendi

  • All around America, many individuals work through mental illness everyday. The National Institute of Mental Health stated that in 2019, around 20% of Americans dealt with mental illness. This equates to roughly 1 in 5 Americans, or 69.5 million peopl

  • In this article, we will explore how clinicians can effectively use digital cognitive exercises for kids to enhance their overall development and well-being.

  • You may have patients who struggle with different types of attention. One that proves difficult for many people is maintaining sustained attention. In this article, we'll discuss how to improve sustained attention skills.

  • Helping others act on the ability to act is one of our goals here at HappyNeuron. We like to use this saying as a way of aligning ourselves to have an innovative and encouraging mindset. We want to help each person see how their small actions can imp

  • How to launch a clinical practice with HappyNeuron Pro and reap the benefits of its features.

  • Experiencing a stroke is a major life event. A stroke may cause someone to lose cognitive and physical abilities, such as not being able to communicate or use one side of their body. Depending on where the lesion occurs, some people may experience th

  • Schizophrenia causes cognitive problems including impaired attention, processing speed, working memory, language, reasoning, and social cognition. Apart from having a difficult time recognizing emotions in other people and responding appropriately, i

  • Clinicians may want to work with clients on setting cognitive goals - these could be anything from feeling happier, to improving their attention or memory.

  • You may have heard different answers concerning the correct way to refer to people within the autistic community. Is the correct term person with autism, or autistic person?

  • With October 31st creeping up, we see more and more Halloween décor. Not only are people decorating with carved pumpkins and silly or spooky ghosts, but they are also putting up spiderwebs. Between real and decorative spiderwebs, webs seem to always

  • Social connection is a human need. Many people struggle with social connection and are at risk of isolation. Social connection can decrease anxiety and depression, as well as foster improved physical and mental health for people. Dr. Ruddock discusse

  • Daniel Kahneman explains how memories influence our future. He explains how our memory can influence how we perceive what is going on in the world around us over time. His examples from vacations to colonoscopies make this Tedtalk an enjoyable time.

  • What are the long term mental health and cognitive effects of war? What methods can help people work through these experiences and hopefully alleviate symptoms of trauma? We’ll explore these questions in this article, referencing studies that have ex

  • What exactly is brain fog, and what does cognitive science tell us about its origins and effects?

  • Ghosting has been defined as "the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication". Once a rare phenomena, ghosting has permeated the dating and social world. About 50% of

  • Group cognitive therapy is a great way to help clients with bridging in a supportive environment. 

  • In this article, we'll discuss how and why to involve families in cognitive rehabilitation.

  • Humans need regular social interaction. With older populations, the risk of isolation increases as older adults tend to develop physical disabilities and cognitive impairment. Not being able to have regular social interactions can cause older adults

  • Depression during the cold winter months is common for northern countries, particularly in the northern United States and Canada. Clinically, low vitamin D levels have been linked to depression. Researchers have found that vitamin D supplementation m

  • Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to modify connections and change its activity in response to stimuli, basically “re-wiring” itself. So, what does this mean?

  • There are different types of motivation, and understanding them can give us a lot of insight into our own behaviors and emotions, as well as those of patients.

  • One of the most spellbinding mysteries in psychology and neuroscience is the origin of fear. Fear is an essential emotion that is used to protect ourselves from implicit and explicit danger. For example, we may have an uneasy feeling about a situatio

  • Cleaning and organizing your home can have positive effects on brain health, such as preventing dementia and improving working memory and executive function skills.

  • Why offer telehealth services? In this blog post, we'll explore the reasons why telehealth can be so helpful to patients in the winter.

  • Sugar plays a crucial role in our brain health and cognitive function. However, too much can be detrimental to our health. So let’s break it down. What is the relationship between sugar and brain health, and how much is too much?

  • When using HappyNeuron Pro, you have the option of limiting cognitive exercises visible to your patient. In fact, this is recommended! 

  • Cognitive remediation therapy is a form of therapy that combines the practice of cognitive skills using digital cognitive therapy tools with hands-on practice that helps the client transfer practiced cognitive skills to the real world. Cognitive reme

  • Are you working with people that have aphasia? Here are three HappyNeuron Pro exercises for aphasia that you can use with your clients today!

  • Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating neurological disease that occurs when plaques build up within the brain tissue. As the disease progresses, cognitive function declines. While SLPs are traditionally thought to work with only speech and language,

  • Building a successful speech therapy telepractice sounds tough. In Grillo’s 2018 guide Building a Successful Voice Telepractice Program, we found 4 key factors to consider that relate to setting up a speech telepractice that we elaborate upon that ca

  • Research shows that a positive relationship between patient and clinician can improve therapy outcomes. How can clinicians improve communication with patients?

  • In addition to a healthy diet and exercise, there are many activities that can help someone with stroke recovery. Physical therapy may be necessary for physical recovery, and equally important is exercising the brain. Here are some of the best ways t

  • New Year’s resolutions are a great way to enter into a new mindset and achieve goals that improve your life. Why not help your clients set goals to improve their cognition this year? Setting goals together at the beginning of the year could help clie

  • In this blog post, we explore how emerging AI technology could make an impact on the lives of individuals with aphasia.

  • Aphasia commonly occurs after someone experiences a stroke. When a closed head injury occurs in the left hemisphere, a person may lose the ability to produce and understand language. Commonly, people think of aphasia as Broca’s aphasia, where a perso

  • Building habits can help anyone to improve aspects of their life. They can be beneficial for anyone living with a cognitive condition.

  • The short answer is yes. But why?  Telepractice is the practice of therapeutic services via telephone and or internet communication devices. Worldwide, speech and language pathologists have begun to see the benefits of adapting telepractice servic

  • This article explores the social benefits of group cognitive therapy, shedding light on how shared experiences, mutual support, and collective growth can contribute to positive outcomes.

  • Language is a cognitive skill that we all use to communicate and interact with the world around us. Words are connected in meaningful patterns to form logical sentences or syntax. In this blog post, we outline the three components that makeup and exp

  • The effects of a stroke can vary widely. For some, a stroke can affect social cognition and social behavior.

  • Aerobic exercise has been studied extensively for its physical, mental, and cognitive health benefits. Of interest is how often physical therapists may prescribe an aerobic exercise regimen for their clients with neurological disorders. The utilizati

  • Aphasia is a devastating result of a stroke that can impair a person’s ability to produce and understand language. Aphasia is life-changing, and routine tasks become challenging. Communication is a socially dependent skill and relies heavily on the l

  • SLPs are involved in the recovery process of clients with different medical conditions. In acquired brain injury through a motor vehicle accident, damage to the brain may result in trouble speaking due to physical injuries, difficulty swallowing, and

  • Delve into reasoning and its role in our daily routines.

  • Understand the intricacies of how language skills develop.

  • Speech-language pathologists (SLP’s) play a huge role in stroke rehabilitation. Strokes often cause aphasia. Aphasia can present as a loss of language or as having difficulty comprehending speech. SLP’s may help patients with stroke not only speak bu

  • In this article, we will explore how clinicians can effectively use digital cognitive exercises for kids to enhance their overall development and well-being.

  • Helping others act on the ability to act is one of our goals here at HappyNeuron. We like to use this saying as a way of aligning ourselves to have an innovative and encouraging mindset. We want to help each person see how their small actions can imp

  • Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) typically experience challenges with communication and social skills. Completing language exercises with an SLP is one way to address these challenges.

  • How to launch a clinical practice with HappyNeuron Pro and reap the benefits of its features.

  • Although you already have a wealth of knowledge from your studies, having additional websites, software, and books for further education and support will always be helpful. With this in mind, here are a few of our favorite resources for new SLP gradu

  • Clinicians may want to work with clients on setting cognitive goals - these could be anything from feeling happier, to improving their attention or memory.

  • You may have heard different answers concerning the correct way to refer to people within the autistic community. Is the correct term person with autism, or autistic person?

  • What is the difference between a child who reads for pleasure at home and a child who doesn’t? Recent studies have shown that those who read for pleasure have an increased rate of learning. The British Cohort Study, which followed more than 17,000 pe

  • Music can be a great tool for speech-language pathologists to use with clients.

  • What is Language? While many complex definitions exist, language is the way that people communicate. In a language, words are connected in meaningful patterns to form logical sentences (syntax). The smallest component of language is a morphe

  • Let’s explore how laughter is involved in speech and language.

  • Group cognitive therapy is a great way to help clients with bridging in a supportive environment. 

  • In this article, we'll discuss how and why to involve families in cognitive rehabilitation.

  • Aphasia is a condition that reflects the loss of language. Depending on the nature of aphasia, a person may have trouble producing and/or understanding language. Some people with aphasia may not understand spoken language but are able to understand w

  • Aphasia is a language impairment typically caused by a stroke or other brain injury. It can affect both the understanding and production of speech and language.

  • Experiencing a stroke can result in many different kinds of cognitive conditions. The most well-known condition resulting from a stroke is called aphasia. Aphasia is the loss of language. Aphasia is a condition that can cause someone to not be able

  • When someone has a stroke on the left side of their brain, they may have difficulty producing speech. This condition is known as Broca's aphasia. Many people encounter those with Broca's aphasia but do not understand what it is. In this blog post, we

  • In this article, we’ll focus on why childhood aphasia occurs, the different types, and how it may be treated through cognitive therapy.

  • There are different types of motivation, and understanding them can give us a lot of insight into our own behaviors and emotions, as well as those of patients.

  • Why offer telehealth services? In this blog post, we'll explore the reasons why telehealth can be so helpful to patients in the winter.

  • Mary Ann has a voluminous amount of information to share for SLPs who work with TBI patients. In this mini segment, she discusses how and why she uses the home exercise feature of HappyNeuron Pro.

  • When using HappyNeuron Pro, you have the option of limiting cognitive exercises visible to your patient. In fact, this is recommended! 

  • Concussions impact all aspects of a child’s life. Kyra’s background in neurotrauma has set her apart in her field. Kyra explains how and why she cares about educating people about concussions. Concussions do impact a child’s ability to learn and Kyr

  • This will be the best, most informative 35 minutes of your day. Concussions are more frequent than many people realize. Kyra's 25 years working with TBI has allowed her to experience many different severities and types of concussions. She is well inf

  • Gregg's insight into how social goals and cognitive functioning are related is valuable to understanding the importance of social cognition within cognitive rehabilitation goals.

  • Jessica McCabe is an adult who struggled with ADHD as a child into her adulthood. After battling the impacts of ADHD in her own life, she became an ADHD educator to help people living with ADHD as well as parents, friends, teachers, and other peers u

  • Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a Canadian-American pediatrician who assumed the position of Surgeon General of California in 2019. Dr. Harris is known for her work linking adverse childhood experiences to health outcomes. Her work currently focuses on ad

  • Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's unique research and medical background makes her Tedtalk extremely insightful.  Before she experienced her stroke she was working in a lab that was focused on mapping out the brain. Their goal was to figure out which cells com

  • In 1996, Vialet launched Playworks with two schools in Berkeley, California. Currently, the organization brings play and physical activities to children across the country, with offices in 23 cities. With a staff of 700, this year Playworks will reac

  • It's a question we all have and Ted Educator Monica Menesini explains it so well. Our average age as humans is set at 90 years old and yet we have some people that celebrate triple-digit birthdays. So what does this all mean for us humans? What facto

  • Nutrition is one of the most underlooked factors contributing to mental health well-being. Researchers are beginning to understand the role of the mind-gut connection, and how the food we eat affects our behavior. Nutrition interventions offer promis

  • Parents take their children for assessments when their child is thought to have a learning disability. Too often, children are diagnosed as "fine". This diagnosis is troubling as "fine" does not describe the cognitive complications a child may be exp

  • One of the greatest challenges in cognitive rehabilitation therapy is helping your client connect their practice of cognitive skills to their daily life. This is where bridging comes in. Bridging is the process by which therapists and clients work to

  • Are you working with people that have aphasia? Here are three HappyNeuron Pro exercises for aphasia that you can use with your clients today!

  • Whether you’re a cat or a dog person, here’s some good news! A recent study shows that owning pets improve cognitive health for adults over the age of 65. 

  • The holiday season can be very stressful for people with and without cognitive impairment alike. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to help your client make their holiday season manageable and enjoyable. In this blog post, we share with y

  • Halloween: the best day of play each year for kids all across the country. How could kids not love it with dressing up, running around with friends, and candy all involved? With the excitement and stimulation of the holiday, kids' brains are developi

  • Many activity directors and nursing home staff seek ways to provide services for their elderly clients. One important service that needs to be offered for elderly people is cognitive training. Cognitive training has been researched for its potential

  • Many older adults live with chronic health conditions. Cognitive training may help older adults develop cognitive skills that they can use to manage their health more independently. Being able to manage personal health can provide older adults a sens

  • Students studying to be mental health professionals are in good company. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is projected to grow 23% over the course of the next ten years.

  • Yes, you can! This blog post will tell you why. Telehealth and remote therapy options are becoming increasingly popular as the COVID-19 crisis continues. Seniors are among the most vulnerable people that could face fatal consequences of contracti

  • Here are some ideas for group therapy activities for the holidays, to get your group talking and learning together about improving cognitive skills!

  • The importance of cognitive flexibility is that it can help adapt our behaviors and thought processes. The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone, a time that has come with much uncertainty and change. When people face obstacles, cognitive flexi

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more than just a behavior problem. Research has unveiled that genetic, environmental, and neuropsychological factors impact behaviors associated with the disorder. Here are the 5 most important thing

  • Love doesn’t stop with age. While you may not be in your 20’s anymore, dating when you are older can be even more exciting. Here are 5 tips to date successfully when you are over 50!

  • It's an every day task to keep your brain healthy, but it's worth it!

  • Executive function refers to cognitive functions related to making plans and decisions and regulating behavior. Executive function skills are required for numerous tasks that can be completed every day, such as driving or walking to a destination, ke

  • With dyslexia being labeled as a learning disability, there are many misconceptions and myths about dyslexia. With recent research, there is more information and a better understanding of dyslexia than ever before! To better understand and help a lov

  • Research shows that a positive relationship between patient and clinician can improve therapy outcomes. How can clinicians improve communication with patients?

  • During the winter months, many people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is a mood condition similar to Depression, but it specifically occurs during a certain time of year, typically the winter.

  • In addition to a healthy diet and exercise, there are many activities that can help someone with stroke recovery. Physical therapy may be necessary for physical recovery, and equally important is exercising the brain. Here are some of the best ways t

  • Many survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) often deal with feelings of anger and irritability after their injury. For some, these feelings of anger can range from mild to severe, and have been studied across different samples of people. Post-tr

  • The question of whether brains and cognition differ based on biological sex has been a topic of considerable debate and research.

  • New Year’s resolutions are a great way to enter into a new mindset and achieve goals that improve your life. Why not help your clients set goals to improve their cognition this year? Setting goals together at the beginning of the year could help clie

  • We know that mental health plays an important role in our physical and cognitive health in the present, but it also may impact us later in life. Depression is a common psychological disorder that everyone will experience at some point in their lifeti

  • Gratitude is often associated with positive mental and emotional well-being, but can it improve our cognitive health as well?

  • Therapists must often make important decisions regarding how they spend therapy hours with their clients. This involves choosing the kinds of activities their clients will do and the complexity of the activities. Research has shown that performing co

  • In this post, we delve into the cognitive effects of playing chess and shed light on how this ancient game could potentially benefit brain health.

  • Many people choose to retire early if they have the financial resources to do so. This can be good for us in many ways! However, it’s worth exploring research that tells us something we may not want to hear - that retiring early could potentially acc

  • In this article, we'll explore how volunteering can be a powerful ally for maintaining brain health.

  • Can yoga help to ward off cognitive decline? How does it affect cognition in general?

  • We’re reflecting on remarkable advances in cognitive therapy, which offer hope and opportunities for individuals facing cognitive challenges.

  • The holidays mean it's time for some delicious holiday meals. However, many holiday favorites are loaded with extra sugar, fat, and carbohydrates that can leave us feeling sluggish. While food quantity choices rely on satiation, thirst, and hunger le

  • For years, researchers and medical professionals have studied the outcomes of brain injury care in order to identify critical factors that influence a patient’s recovery. Two such factors that have been examined to contribute to this include race and

  • Processing speed refers to the amount of time it takes for a person to understand and respond to stimuli around them. Here are a few of the best exercises to improve processing speed.

  • This is a question that gets asked often.  These terms have felt for years to be interchangeable, but are they?  The answer to that is, no.  Referring to someone as “special needs, retarded, or slow” is no longer politically correct. The proper

  • Social media has become more popular than ever. Many kids are frequently online, which worries some parents, teachers, and clinicians. You may wonder, can social media impact brain development for kids and adolescents?

  • Let's explore the benefits of teaching children sign language.

  • This article explores the social benefits of group cognitive therapy, shedding light on how shared experiences, mutual support, and collective growth can contribute to positive outcomes.

  • We love the work that BIS Services is doing for people in the United Kingdom. We especially love the advice Natalie has for working with patients who often get frustrated. Take a watch and let us know if you're going to try these techniques in the co

  • In this article, we'll explore exciting cognitive activities for kids to enjoy during the holidays, featuring additional worksheet exercises to add a dash of educational holiday fun!

  • Beginning healthy habits as kids may make it easier to continue them as an adult. If you work with kids, you can help shape positive habits!

  • Helping seniors build healthy habits can help them have a comfortable and happy lifestyle.

  • Providing telehealth services for elderly people is becoming a growing clinical interest. Older people have growing service needs and may not be able to access in person services due to health, transportation, and support caretaker availability barri

  • The effects of a stroke can vary widely. For some, a stroke can affect social cognition and social behavior.

  • How can we help students with TBIs?

  • With the advancements of technology, neuropsychological assessments have been adapted to be done on a computer. Neuropsychologists and other clinical providers are interested in the effects of using these computerized neuropsychological assessments a

  • Do you have an eye for detail? If you do and even if you don’t and want to develop one, you can work on your visual attention skills using HappyNeuron Pro’s exercises. One of our most popular visual attention exercises is Dancing with the Fireflies.

  • Many children struggle to learn and understand mathematics. Current math instruction focuses on memorizing abstract rules. While knowledge of mathematical concepts is important, many children are not able to grasp these abstract concepts. This is in

  • Childrens’ friendships impact not only their social development but also their cognitive development. In fact, researchers have found that there are differences between female-female, male-female, and male-male child friendships on cognition. In this

  • In everyday life, we experience changes in temperature and altitude. Depending on what jobs or hobbies we have, we may be exposed to extreme environmental conditions, such as high altitude. Depending on what environmental conditions we are exposed to

  • Let’s face it, making friends can be super challenging for children and adults. When a person has cognitive impairment, connecting with others can feel like an almost impossible task. Fear not, it is possible to have friends even with cognitive impai

  • ADHD impacts people throughout their lifespan. For children, ADHD can cause a child to have difficulty focusing during class, keeping track of assignments and their due dates, blurt out responses to questions before they have been completed, and talk

  • For years, researchers and medical professionals have studied the outcomes of brain injury care in order to identify critical factors that influence a patient’s recovery. Two such factors that have been examined to contribute to this include race and

  • In this post, we explore the complex relationship between cancer and cognition and how patients may be able to mitigate the effects.

  • Natalie MacKenzie, MSc, CPCRT, CBIST, from BIS Services, talked with Dustin about how her patients feel about cognitive training and how it affects their moods. She also explains how she uses our digital tool in her practice to better understand what

  • Dyslexia is a lifelong learning disability. Often diagnosed in childhood, children with dyslexia have substantial difficulty with reading in comparison to their peers. In adulthood, these reading difficulties may persist. Little is known about how dy

  • Laughter has an important role in our lives. It often helps to improve mood and can even help relationships last longer. But how does laughter affect cognition specifically? Let’s take a look at the research!

  • Society requires us to have adequate ability to perform mathematical calculations. Life events, such as buying a home or even comparing prices of items within a store, require working knowledge of mathematics. In childhood, many children have difficu

  • Menopause is known for physical and emotional side effects, however, the impact on cognition is often overlooked.

  • Older People Are Less Sensitive to the Effects of Stress on Working Memory Than Younger People. Here’s Why. Much research has been conducted on the effects of acute stress on working memory in younger people, but little research has been done on how

  • In October 2010, a new social media app was launched that allowed users to connect by sharing photos. Fast forward to 2021, with roughly one billion users, Instagram has taken over the internet. The influence of social media has become a large part o

  • Explore the relationship between executive function and social cognition

  • Testosterone is a hormone that plays a significant role in the human body. How do low testosterone levels affect cognition?

  • When a woman reaches her late 40s or 50s, a natural decline in reproductive hormones begins the cycle of menopause. After 12 months without a menstrual cycle, a woman is officially in the state of menopause. During this uncomfortable time many experi

  • Music can make us feel strong emotions, but did you know it’s healthy for our brains as well?

  • If you work with children or have children of your own, you’re probably very familiar with pretend play. This refers to any play where children adopt an idea that differs from reality.

  • Impairment in social cognition is one of the main components of schizophrenia, and can deeply affect a patient’s ability to interact with the world. In this article, we’ll explore what social cognition is, how schizophrenia affects social cognition,

  • Research suggests that physical