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Over the past three decades, the Institute for Cognitive Prosthetics (ICP) has studied and reported [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] a novel approach for treating patients with cognitive deficits following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and certain non-degenerative acquired brain injuries (ABI). A research and development enterprise, ICP’s mission is to advance clinical outcomes by patient use of technology and by providing therapists with new tools that expand their ability to produce clinical outcomes. ICP subsequently established Neuro-Hope as the provider of the professional services now referred to as Collaborative Rehabilitation Therapy (CoRT). CoRT is designed to support patients with a broad range of challenges as well as their families who experience relationship disruptions following sudden brain injury in a loved one.

[1] Cole, E., Petti, L., Matthews, Jr., M. & Dehdashti, P. (1994). Rapid functional improvement and generalization in a young stroke patient following computer-based cognitive prosthetic intervention. Presentation at the 1994 NIH Neural Prosthesis Workshop, October 19-21.

[2] Cole, E. (2013). Patient-centered design of cognitive assistive technology for traumatic brain injury telerehabilitation. Toronto: Morgan & Claypool.

[3] Cole, E. & Starr, L. M. (2021). Collaboration therapy: telehealth principles and case studies. Thomas Jefferson University School of Continuing and Professional Studies Faculty Papers. Paper 9:

[4] Cole, E. (1999). Cognitive Prosthetics: An Overview to a Method of Treatment. NeuroRehabilitation, 12(1):39–51.

[5] Cole, E. (2021). Outcomes of a technology-enhanced, patient-centered cognitive rehabilitation therapy program delivered to the patient’s natural environment via telehealth 9 years post injury. Institute for Cognitive Prosthetics, Working Paper 2021-3.