Traumatic Brain Injury, 1st Edition

Traumatic Brain Injury, 1st Edition : Rehabilitation For Everyday Adaptive Living

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Practitioners who work with traumatically brain injured individuals and their families should find this book a useful 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 the epidemiology, pathophysiology and sequelae of TBI. It outlines the recommended approach to rehabilitation, termed the REAL (Rehabilitation for Everyday Adaptive Living) approach. The essence of this approach 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. The impact of TBI on families, carers and others close to the injured person is examined, and methods of minimizing family stress are outlined. The book finishes with a discussion of the special needs of children who sustain TBI.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 169.67 x 235.71 x 27.43mm | 658g
  • Psychology Press Ltd
  • Hove, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0863773761
  • 9780863773761
  • 2,487,562

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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.
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Table of contents

Mechanisms, Recovery and Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury - a Foundation for the REAL Approach. Assessing and Managing Impairment of Consciousness. Assessment of Cognitive Difficulties Following TBI. Managing Cognitive Problems. Assessing and Managing Changes in Communication and Interpersonal Skills Following TBI. Assessment and Management of Behaviour Problems. Returning to the Community. Dealing with the Impact of TBI on Psychological Adjustment and Relationships. Working with Families. TBI in Children.
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