Cognitive Resources

  • Cognitive Disabilities Part 1: We Still Know Too Little, and We Do Even Less
  • Cognitive Disabilities Part 2: Conceptualizing Design Considerations
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Stroke Association, is a division of the American Heart Association. Their Web site has information about risk assessment, prevention, treatment, recovery, caregiving, stroke family support information, and the usual "other."
  • The Brain Attack Coalition. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has facilitated the activities of the BAC for over 30 years, and participates in the BAC as a non-voting member. The Brain Attack Coalition (BAC) is dedicated to improving prevention, advancing treatment, and enhancing recovery to eliminate the burden of stroke. The BAC is a group of non-profit professional, voluntary, and/or governmental agencies dedicated to setting direction, advancing knowledge, and communicating the best practices to prevent and treat stroke. BAC members as of FY2023:
    • American Academy of Neurology
    • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • American College of Emergency Physicians
    • American Society of Neuroradiology
    • American Stroke Association/American Heart Association
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Food and Drug Administration
    • National Association of EMS Physicians/ National Association of State EMS Officials
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    • Neurocritical Care Society
    • Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery
    • Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
    • Stroke Belt Consortium
    • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Hypergraphia, a driving compulsion to write (or create in another media such as painting, blogging, etc.). [from Wikipedia.]  Updated
  • PEAT™ (Planning and Execution Assistant and Training System) is a program designed to provide cueing and planning assistance for people with memory and attention disorders.
  • Cognitive Disability Devices: ISAAC™ fully individualized cognitive prosthetic system
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy is epilepsy that is characterized by abnormal electrical activity in the temporal lobe of the brain. This activity does not cause grand mal seizures; rather, it causes unusual behaviors and patterns of cognition. [from Wikipedia.]  Updated
  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501(c)(3)) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. In addition to our informative website, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications, and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD.
    • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. (2001, July). "The Disorder Named AD/HD", by CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Leukoencephalopathy with Vanishing White Matter from the National Library of Medicine's MedLinePlus. Leukoencephalopathy with vanishing white matter is a genetic progressive disorder that mainly affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). This disorder causes deterioration of the central nervous system's white matter, which consists of nerve fibers covered by myelin. Myelin is the fatty substance that insulates and protects nerves. For more information, see our page Different Types of Leukoencephalopathy.  Updated
  • "Research: Paying Attention." by Lisa Fine, (9 May 2001) in Education Week. Download the PDF of the report.  Updated
  • Kutscher, M. L. and Pruder, Douglas (2003). ADHD—Living Without Brakes The Tip of the Iceberg.
  • Hallowell, Edward M. (1997, May/June). "What I've Learned from ADD." Psychology Today. Download the PDF.  Updated
  • Neimark, Jill. (1995, January/February). "It's Magical. It's Malleable. It's…memory…" Psychology Today. Download the PDF.  Updated
  • Talan, Jamie. (1998, July/August). "My Brain Belongs to Daddy." Psychology Today. Download the PDF.  Updated

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