Application: Children and young people
Neuro-oncology unit of the University Clinic for Children’s and Young People’s Medicine (Vienna)
Thomas Pletschko (Clinical and health psychologist, sociologist, University Clinic for Children’s and Young People’s Medicine, AKH Vienna)
Dr. Ulrike Leiss (Clinical and health psychologist, University Clinic for Children’s and Young People’s Medicine, AKH Vienna)
"CogniPlus has been in successful use for more than a year in the neuro-oncology unit at the University Clinic for Children’s and Young People’s Medicine.
The program has been found to represent a suitable treatment option for a variety of indications. On the one hand we use it for training neuropsychological functions (where there are function deficits); on the other it also proves very beneficial for children and young people with a poor experience of self-efficacy or low frustration tolerance.
For the children themselves the programs are attractively designed and when used appropriately there is very little need for additional motivating intervention. Even the Divided Attention (DIVID) program, the graphics of which have been designed with adults in mind, is well received by children – not least because it is set in an airport – and rouses their interest.
By combining CogniPlus training with supporting measures designed to ensure the transfer of training effects to everyday life, optimum treatment success can be achieved, as many case studies show."