Are You Training These 10 Cognitive Strategies?
[ ] SELF-TALK: “Am I focused on the task?” Silently remind yourself to “Pay Attention”.
[ ] REST: Take a quick break and then try to focus again
[ ] SEE IT: Visualize what you need to remember.
[ ] REPEAT IT: Verbally repeat it aloud 2-3 times.
[ ] WRITE IT: Write it down.
[ ] RETELL IT: Summarize what you just heard or read
[ ] UNDERSTAND: Be sure you understand the task directions.
[ ] PREDICT: What will be hardest for you? What can you change to make it easier?
[ ] PLAN: Don’t be impulsive. Plan your actions carefully.
[ ] EVALUATE: Double check your work before submitting. What was challenging? Why? How can you improve next time?
More on Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy and Metacognitive Strategies
Brainline.org: Why Metacognitive Strategies Work for TBI
Brainline.org: What About Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy?
Optimizing Cognitive Rehabilitation by McKay Moore Sohlberg