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Katherine Sullivan:

"Cross-Training" at the Brain Fitness Center

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There are many products that are on the market. What we've done is select about six or seven different products that we think can serve individuals with more mild or severe impairments, but also individuals that want to take something home with them: phone apps that might be brain exercises that they can do on the go or software that they don't want to actually come into the brain fitness center but do at home. We also have products that are very specific to one cognitive process; let's say auditory processing. That's something that want to work on, and they really do drill, drill, drill on that one actual process that they're working on. We also have games that kind of cross train. So once again, I always use the analogy of the gym with my patients. So, if you want to go in and just work on your abs for a few weeks you can do that, or if you want to cross train and kind of get more a full body workout. Once again, depending on your end goal. So we have games that can have video clips and trivia that are more general to helping cognitive functioning on a whole and then more specific to a cognitive domain that might be affecting the individual.

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Like cross-training at the gym, service members and veterans can use Walter Reed's Brain Fitness Center's games and tools to help overall cognitive function or to drill on more specific issues like auditory processing or memory loss.


Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough, Brian King, and Jared Schaubert, BrainLine.

Katherine Sullivan, MS CCC-SLP, CBIS Katherine Sullivan, MS CCC-SLP, CBIS, Kate Sullivan, MS is a speech-language pathologist and director of the Brain Fitness Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda. In 2009, she helped launch the Brain Fitness Center, devised as an adjunct to traditional cognitive therapies offered by Speech and Occupational Therapy.

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