Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

Rehabilitation for Everyday Adaptive Living

Book - 2013
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Blackwell North Amer
All practitioners working with traumatically brain-injured (TBI) individuals and their families will find this book an invaluable resource. Based on scientific evidence and extensive clinical experience, it provides comprehensive and practical guidelines for the assessment and management of a wide range of problems associated with TBI. The book begins with a discussion of mechanisms and sequelae of TBI, outlining the recommended approach to rehabilitation, termed the REAL Approach. This signifies Rehabilitation for Everyday Adaptive Living, the essence of which is effective teamwork, focusing on the real world, involvement of the injured person and family, and taking a long-term view of the rehabilitation process.
Reflecting the expertise of the authors in the domains of clinical neuropsychology, occupational therapy, and speech pathology, a broad spectrum of issues is covered, including assessment and management of coma and post-traumatic amnesia, ongoing cognitive problems, communication and interpersonal difficulties, and behaviour change. Issues involved in returning to the community are addressed, including return to independent living, work, study, leisure interests, and driving. The nature and methods of assisting with a range of adjustment difficulties are explored, as well as the impact of TBI on families. The final chapter discusses the special needs of children who sustain TBI.

Publisher: Hove, East Sussex ; New York : Psychology Press, 2013
Edition: 2nd ed
Description: xv, 414 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781848720282
Branch Call Number: 617.481 Pon
Additional Contributors: Snow, Pamela.
Sloan, Sue.


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