Evolved from working with head injured groups at Headway and those attempting to return to work, this is a rich, comprehensive and photocopiable workbook for professionals, carers and clients. It contains over 140 cognitive rehabilitation exercises - tailored for memory, thinking skills, executive functions, awareness and insight, and emotional adjustment. It provides more than 40 information sheets on key problem areas, with questions for the reader, designed to educate and stimulate thinking and discussion. Suitable for both individuals and groups, it includes questionnaires for clients to complete with or without help and quizzes to evaluate and encourage information retention. Primarily for professionals where exercises or handout sheets can be photocopied and used therapeutically, The Brain Injury Workbook can also be used by carers or family members to provide stimulating activities for a head-injured person. In addition, the head-injured person themselves can work through the book on their own.
Packed with practical tools and examples, this state-of-the-art workbook provides a holistic framework for supporting clients with acquired brain injury. Clinicians are guided to set and meet collaborative treatment goals based on a shared understanding of the strengths and needs of clients and their family members. Effective strategies are described for building skills and teaching compensatory strategies in such areas as attention, memory, executive functions, mood, and communication. Particular attention is given to facilitating the challenging process of identity change following a life-altering injury. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the volume features 94 reproducible client handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
Author: Mary Languirand
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
This new fourth edition is designed for use with adults who have suffered a stroke or other brain injury or who are affected by the aging process. While the fundamental format covering such skills areas as visual scanning, reading, observing, information acquisition, listening, memory, and abstract reasoning has remained the same, each of the individual training sections has been revised and updated with additional exercises and teacher suggestions for the teacher-learner team. More training exercises have been added, and the authors address how to use some of the new technology now readily available to enhance the rehabilitation process. The authors focus on the importance of personal choice, responsibility, health, and wellness in successful recovery. The book is designed to be most beneficial when the teacher and learner interact on a one-to-one basis, so that individual needs can be incorporated effectively into the training sessions. Additionally, the exercises encourage the use of basic learning principles such as immediate feedback and positive reinforcement while gradually increasing the difficulty level of the exercises. For each of the training sections, specific suggestions are offered to assist the teacher in finding additional exercises and activities that are personally relevant to the learner. The Thinking Skills Workbook will be a valuable tool for facilitating the recovery of cognitive skills and is written for easy use by professional rehabilitation staff, paraprofessionals, and/or family members. The incorporation of these effective learning strategies, along with the many revisions, will make the book very useful and provide for a rewarding experience for both teacher and learner.
"The Practical Life Skills Workbook" is designed for people who have recovered well enough from brain injury to prepare for a return to independent living. Using a very accessible and easy to read format which takes into account various learning styles resulting from brain injury, the sessions can be completed entirely at the pace that best suits the user. Exercises and tips described in the book cover: Budgeting; Reading and understanding bill terminology; Route orientation; Form filling; and, Planning a night's entertainment. Designed to be completed over a ten week period, this book will represent a milestone in the journey towards living independently for many people, providing careful guidance with everyday tasks and activities that initially appear daunting. It includes a CD of comprehensive, downloadable activities.
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.
Author: David B. Arciniegas
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2013-04-03
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health issue of worldwide proportions, affecting motorists, victims of interpersonal violence, athletes, military service members, and Veterans, among others. Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury provides evidence-informed guidance on the core topics in brain injury medicine, including the epidemiology and pathophysiology of TBI, the medical evaluation and neuropsychological assessment of persons with TBI, and the common cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and other neurological disturbances for which persons with TBI and their families seek clinical care. The volume offers many useful features to its readers, including: Chapters written by an internationally known group of editors and contributors offering cutting-edge, multidisciplinary perspectives in brain injury medicine. Guidance on the identification and management of early and late postinjury neuropsychiatric disturbances as well as their psychological and psychosocial consequences. Identification of special issues relevant to the evaluation and treatment of TBI and postconcussive symptoms among military service members, and Veterans. Discussion of the ethics and methods of forensic assessment of persons with TBI. Key Clinical Points that highlight concepts, assessment issues, and clinical management strategies in each chapter. A wealth of tables and figures to enhance the accessibility and clinical utility of the book, as well as appendices of additional readings and relevant websites for persons and families affected by TBI and the clinicians providing their care. Impressive breadth and depth of coverage, logical structure, clinically rich detail, and concise presentation make Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury a must-read for every physician, nurse, and mental health practitioner working to improve the lives of persons with TBI.
Rehabilitation professionals face a key challenge when working with clients with acquired cognitive impairments: how to teach new skills to individuals who have difficulty learning. Unique in its focus, this book presents evidence-based instructional methods specifically designed to help this population learn more efficiently. The expert authors show how to develop, implement, and evaluate an individualized training plan. They provide practical guidelines for teaching multistep procedures, cognitive strategies, the use of external aids, and more. User-friendly features include 17 sample worksheets and forms; blank forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
Author: Judi Edmans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Occupational Therapy and Stroke guides newly qualified occupational therapists (and those new to the field of stroke management) through the complexities of treating people following stroke. It encourages and assists therapists to use their skills in problem solving, building on techniques taught and observed as an undergraduate. Written and edited by practising occupational therapists, the book acknowledges the variety of techniques that may be used in stroke management and the scope of the occupational therapist's role. Chapters span such key topics as early intervention and the theoretical underpinnings of stroke care, as well as the management of motor, sensory, cognitive and perceptual deficits. They are written in a user-friendly style and presented in a form that enables the therapist to review the subject prior to assessment and treatment planning. Complex problems are grouped together for greater clarity. This second edition has been fully revised and updated in line with the WHO ICF model, National Clinical Guidelines and Occupational Therapy standards. It is produced on behalf of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section - Neurological Practice.
This workbook has been developed specifically for survivors of brain injury and blast injury. Based on journaling workshops for survivors of traumatic brain injury, it is filled with journaling exercises that guide the user through examining and expressing the many ways that the brain injury has affected and altered their lives. Vignettes by individuals give it a personal touch and also serve as examples of journaling. Users may go through the workbook from front to back or they may select chapters and activities most relevant to their lives and stage of recovery.Sections explore¿¿changing sense of self¿loss, memory and resilience¿altered relationships with family and friends¿anger and emotions¿grief and loss¿facing the future¿building hope¿moving forwardJournaling is a proven therapeutic tool used to explore one¿s inner self by expressing emotions, confronting fears, relieving anxiety, coping with stress, celebrating successes, and preparing for new challenges. By writing for only a few minutes at a time, journalers can heal and cope with crises due to illness, death, or any life-altering event. This is the first journaling workbook developed specially for adults with acquired brain injuries, and it can be used by individuals or facilitated groups. Families will find it helpful as an outlet and coping mechanism for survivors. Clinicians will find it a useful cognitive tool for building communication skills of reading, writing and comprehension. Families and clinicians will find it helpful for promoting insight, self-awareness and goal setting.
Author: Barbara A. Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2009-06-11
The aim of neuropsychological rehabilitation is to enable people with cognitive, emotional, or behavioural deficits to achieve their maximum potential in the domains of psychological, social, leisure, vocational or everyday functioning. Describing the holistic programme devised and adopted at the world famous Oliver Zangwill Centre and embracing a broad theoretical base, incorporating a variety of frameworks, theories and models, this book proposes an integrated approach to brain injury rehabilitation by an interdisciplinary team. The coverage explains the underlying principles involved, describes the group therapies employed, highlights a selection of real case examples and reviews the outcomes measured and achieved. This book is essential reading for clinical neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, neurologists, physiotherapists, social workers and nurses.
'This book is a welcome addition to the brain injury literature. It is timely, thoughtful, comprehensive and important. The tide has been turning in neuro-rehabilitation, with growing awareness that brain injuries do not simply happen to individuals but also their families and the broader community. Each person's ability to function effectively is defined within this context. The authors tackle the complexities of brain impairment from neuropathology through to rehabilitation from a contextual framework. Their focus on interventions embraces a spectrum of systemic approaches with clear relevance to acquired brain injury. This book is a wonderful resource for clinicians and researchers interested in holistic rehabilitation.'-Sky McDonald, Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia 'Brain injury is a sudden, unexpected and highly devastating event - not only for the individual with the injury û but also for his/her relations, be it on a couple, family or community level. This inevitably requires these individuals to make (often major) adjustments. Undeniably thus, brain injury professionals must not only "intervene" on an individual level, but also on a relational level. Adding a relational element to neuro-rehabilitation makes perfect sense û our identities, functions, roles, and so on, are continuously being defined by our social interactions. In their book, Bowen, Yeates and Palmer convincingly provide the framework for such a "relational neuropsychology" or "relational neuro-rehabiliation" approach. This is followed by chapters devoted to specific interventions, where numerous case examples are provided in a clear, detailed and highly instructive manner. The book concludes with a critique of existing research and provides suggestions for future research. It is well-written and accessible, yet scholarly. The authors are able to present ideas and models from a wide variety of intellectual traditions - including systemic family therapy, second-order cybernetics, communication theory and social constructivism. It is about time that such a book is available. If brain injury professionals read this book, which I urgently encourage they do, it will undoubtedly change the way they think and work. As a consequence, the book is also likely to alter the nature of the domain of neurorehabilitation.'-Frank Lar°i PhD, University of LiFge, Belgium 'This book breaks new ground, providing the most sustained exploration of how family systems theories (ranging From psychoanalytic perspectives to post-modernist Milan) can be synthesised with neuro-behavioural and neuropsychological approaches to produce a relational approach to neuro-rehabilitation. The authors draw upon a rich array of empirical research, theoretical frameworks and clinical experience to outline their approach, interwoven with case illustrations, practice models and therapeutic strategies. The book will be an invaluable resource to psychologists, social workers, family therapists and all other professionals who have an interest in relational approaches to neuro-rehabilitation.'-Grahame Simpson PhD, Research Team Leader/Social WorkerûClinical Specialist, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia 'This is a profound "bridge-building" book. It crosses bridges and connects together professionals with diverse training and vastly different skill sets; family members picking up their lives following the crisis of brain trauma; and traditionally competing psychotherapeutic models and theoretical frameworks. Neuro-rehabilitation clinicians and other health and welfare service providers will know when they read this book that the complexity of their task in assisting families dealing with acquired brain injury has been deeply understood. In an eclectic and integrative guide replete with clinical wisdoms in working with individuals, couples, families and communities there is much to engage those starting clinical careers and those in the prime of their working lives -relationships do matter!'-Dr Amaryll Perlesz, Associate Professor, The Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University, Australia
Author: Edmund C. Haskins Ph. D.
Publisher: Acrm Publishing
Release Date: 2012
Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice is a significant contribution to the field of brain injury rehabilitation. Never before have research outcomes been so accessible for use in everyday clinical practice. The Manual -- all 150 pages, including clinical forms -- is a practical guide for the implementation of evidence-based interventions for impairments of executive functions, memory, attention, hemispatial neglect, and social communication.