This book looks at the realities of treating the brain-injured and appraises the major schools of rehabilitation and controversies surrounding some of them, before putting forward the theories and practices developed at BIRD. It is a comprehensive summary of the theories and approaches used at the Centre and a survey of the relevance of the work to knowledge and practice in the treatment of the brain-injured.
'The Book develops in a systematic and logical way. The author introduces the reader to the current state of services available to brain-injured victims and raises some interesting and thought provoking questions,' - Jenny Brackenreg (The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery) in Therapy Weekly
Introduction - The Reality of Treating Injured Brains. The Major Schools of Rehabilitation - Historical Perspectives and a Critical Appraisal. Doman-Delacato Revisited - The Model for Criticism and Rejection of Intensive Approaches. Conductive Education - Is a Transplant of The Hungarian System to Britain Possible or Necessary? Criteria for Evaluation of Systems of Rehabilitation - The Developmental Controversy. Towards a Neuro-Physiological Theory - The Importance of Reflexes in Development. The Importance of Evaluation - Models for Measuring Change and Success. Developmental Reflexive Rehabiltation - Principles and Practices, Results and Inferences. The Case for Cooperation - Professionals and the Disadvantaged Child.