People who suffer severe injury or illness often require treatment by rehabilitation care providers (such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, rehabilitation doctors, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, case managers, and home health care).  Louise Boin has experience participating on rehabilitation teams and she consults regularly with other care providers and physicians contributing to the overall well being of individuals with disabilities.  For example, for brain injured individuals, she provides information about the most effective ways to engage and communicate with the individual, to overcome motivational issues, to identify methods to assist with memory problems, to optimize organization and planning skills, and to manage concerns involving impulse and initiation.

Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT) helps individuals and their families to adapt to cognitive difficulties. This phase of therapy is often conducted in conjunction with an Occupational Therapist.

CRT typically consists of 4 components:

1. Education: Instruction about cognitive weaknesses and strengths to develop awareness, insight and understanding.

2. Process Training: Retraining of specific cognitive skills with a focus on recovery and resolving problems.

3. Strategy Training: The use of internal (mental) and external (environmental) strategies to compensate for problems.

4. Daily Activities Training: The application of these skills to everyday life to improve daily functioning.