1st Edition

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Workbook

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ISBN 9781462528509
Published November 30, 2016 by Guilford Press
282 Pages

USD $45.00

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Book Description

Grounded in a holistic approach, this state-of-the-art workbook provides tools and resources for supporting clients with nonprogressive brain injury. 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 93 reproducible client handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Table of Contents

1. General Introduction, Barbara A. Wilson
2. Introduction to Brain Anatomy and Mechanisms of Injury, Emily Grader and Andrew Bateman
3. Attention, Jessica Fish, Kathrin Hicks, and Susan Brentnall
4. Memory, Jessica Fish and Susan Brentnall
5. Executive Functions, Jill Winegardner
6. Communication, Clare Keohane and Leyla Prince
7. Fatigue, Donna Malley
8. Mood, Catherine Longworth Ford
9. Working with Identity Change after Brain Injury, Fergus Gracey, Leyla Prince, and Rachel Winson
10. Working with Families after Brain Injury, Leyla Prince

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Rachel Winson, MA, MSc, an advanced occupational therapist, is currently working as part of a community neurorehabilitation team at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Previously, she worked at The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, in Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, which provides high-quality evidence-based neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation to patients with acquired brain injury. Ms. Winson has also worked in an acute inpatient stroke rehabilitation setting and in dementia research.

Barbara A. Wilson, OBE, PhD, a clinical neuropsychologist, is founder of The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. She has worked in brain injury rehabilitation since the 1970s. Dr. Wilson has published 23 books, 280 journal articles and book chapters, and 8 neuropsychological tests, and is editor of the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. She has won many awards for her work, includingthree lifetime achievement awards, the Ramón y Cajal Award from the International Neuropsychiatric Association, and the M. B. Shapiro Award from the British Psychological Society. She is past president of the British Neuropsychological Society and the International Neuropsychological Society, and is currently president of the Encephalitis Society and on the management committee of the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation. Dr. Wilson is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Academy of Social Sciences. She is an honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong, the University of Sydney, and the University of East Anglia.

Andrew Bateman, PhD, a chartered physiotherapist, has been Clinical Manager at The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, since 2002. Hehas worked in research and clinical rehabilitation since 1990. Dr. Bateman has been involved in a range of research studies investigating patient-reported outcomes, executive functions, assistive technology, dyspraxia, and Rasch analysis.


"This gem of a workbook will be valuable to any professional interested in methods to maximize recovery and adjustment following acquired brain injury. The workbook is grounded in established theory and rehabilitation principles and is comprehensive in addressing the diversity of cognitive and psychological issues that commonly occur with brain injury. The content is well integrated and accessible to readers with varying levels of rehabilitation experience. Notable strengths of the book are the inclusion of chapters on mood and fatigue and the wealth of specific treatment activities--including handouts--that practitioners can easily implement and tailor to individual clients."--McKay Moore Sohlberg, PhD, CCC-SLP, Communication Disorders and Sciences Program, University of Oregon

"A highly readable book that will engage the interests of a wide range of rehabilitation professionals. Each chapter thoughtfully echoes an underlying emphasis on holistic care, resulting in a unique contribution to the rehabilitation literature. Presented in the context of foundational scientific evidence, and integrating specific clinical guidance with worksheets and case illustrations, this book is immediately applicable to clinical care. It will be a go-to resource for rehabilitation clinicians."--Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD, Chief of Psychology, VA Boston Healthcare System; Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

"These pioneers and master practitioners of brain injury rehabilitation have produced an incredibly beneficial and practical workbook that will allow highly effective approaches to rehabilitation to become widely available across the globe. The science is excellent, the clinical practice state of the art, and the humane whole-person approach worthy of great admiration. There is nothing else like this--if you work with even one brain-injured person, you have to have this workbook.”--Ian H. Robertson, PhD, Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

"It is refreshing to find a book that addresses both theoretical and practical aspects of cognitive rehabilitation, including practical examples of the critical role that cognitive deficits play in everyday life. Particularly useful tools and strategies for compensating for deficits associated with specific brain functions are reinforced throughout the book. This is an excellent resource for everyone from students to seasoned therapists looking to expand their skills. It is especially pleasing that the book discusses vitally important factors--such as mood, identity, and fatigue--that are often overlooked in the rehabilitation process."--Susan K. Kime, OTR/L, occupational therapist in private practice, Phoenix, Arizona