Traumatic Brain Injury
Rehabilitation for Everyday Adaptive LivingBook - 2013
& Francis Publishing
Research into the rehabilitation of individuals following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the past 15 years has resulted in greater understanding of the condition. The second edition of this book provides an updated guide for health professionals working with individuals recovering from TBI.
Its uniquely clinical focus provides both comprehensive background information, and practical strategies for dealing with common problems with thinking, memory, communication, behaviour and emotional adjustment in both adults and children. The book addresses a wide range of challenges, from those which begin with impairment of consciousness, to those occurring for many years after injury, and presents strategies for maximising participation in all aspects of community life.
The book will be of use to practising clinicians, students in health disciplines relevant to neurorehabilitation, and also to the families of individuals with traumatic brain injury.
Ponsford (psychology and psychiatry, Monash U., Australia) et al. supply psychologists and therapists working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, and those in training, with a guide that focuses on the psychological consequences of moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries. They address the epidemiology, pathophysiology, sequelae, and psychosocial consequences; the principles of an approach for rehabilitation; assessment and management of those with impaired consciousness, cognitive and behavior problems, and communication and interpersonal difficulties; returning to the community and assisting with emotional and social problems after returning; impacts on families, caregivers, and others; and traumatic brain injury in children. This edition updates the evidence base supporting intervention strategies and has more emphasis on participation, expanded discussion of mild traumatic brain injury, and an expanded chapter on psychological issues. Psychology Press is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)