The therapeutic intervention goals are to encourage independent and significant daily function, such as self-care, work/learning and productivity by working on improving individuals’ thought processes and cognition.The intervention is designed to help in the acquisition of skills, to change behaviors, to improve abilities and enable adaptation to the environment in which the person functions.For example, occupational therapists can teach a person to safely cross the street at a crosswalk after brain damage in general, or specifically to a person with hemispatial neglect.