Cognitive deficits are often the natural consequence of a head injury. Common signs and symptoms include decreased awareness, attention, recall/memory, problem solving, orientation and insight changes. Couple that with behavior changes, and we can have a truly altered individual.
Memory is nearly almost the primary target for treatment. As attention is directly linked to memory, training for both go hand in hand. Specific training involves immediate, short term, long term, working and procedural memory treatment.
Problem solving is also a most certainly pursued throughout the course of treatment. The ability to identify the problem, determine the appropriate solution, develop a plan of action, pursue it, complete it to its fruition, and then to assess the results of it as well as to make adjustments as needed is a skill that is essential to maintain a high level of independent living.