David Biderman is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Langone Health and serves as supervisor of the Brain Injury Day Treatment Program. He joined Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Health in 1996 as a research assistant and started working at the Brain Injury Day Treatment Program in 1999, becoming the supervisor in 2010. A New York City native, he earned his Doctoral Degree in Health Psychology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Prior to coming to Rusk, he worked in research at other major medical centers in New York. Most recently he has presented and published on the role of significant others in the rehabilitation of individuals with a brain injury. He currently is working on cognitive retraining software to improve attention functions and continues his efforts to educate Brain Injury fellows, Psychology Doctoral Interns, and other professionals interested in learning about the comprehensive neuropsychological rehabilitation of individuals with an acquired brain injury.
This discussion includes: assessments performed to determine if cognitive remediation is an appropriate intervention for patients who experienced a traumatic brain injury; aims pursued when engaging in cognitive remediation; the effect of TBI level of severity on kind of treatment and anticipated outcomes; the influence of demographic factors such as age, gender, and race/ethnicity on the attainment of successful outcomes; the role music can play in cognitive remediation; ways in which cognitive remediation could be enhanced through the use of existing and emerging kinds of social media platforms, along with other modalities, such as apps, wearable devices, and virtual reality technology; self- or family caregiver-treatment plans outside the clinical setting; and current research and proposed studies at NYU aimed at producing a greater understanding of the effectiveness of cognitive remediation kinds of intervention.