Addressing the critical issues in community re-entry in a very practical manner, this book is suitable for all members of a community re-entry or brain-injury rehabilitation team.
Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Practical Vocational, Neuropsychological, and Psychotherapy Interventions provides innovative guidelines for allied health members of the traumatic brain injury rehabilitation team with information to help achieve more successful vocational and psychosocial outcomes.
The book provides a very clear overview of critical components of neuropsychological information and the use of this information in vocational planning; examples of functional areas of cognition and neuropsychological assessment; the linkages between cognitive and behavioral impairments; the different categories of assistive technology; psychotherapy and behavioral interventions as well as successful vocational interventions; and, models of work access, including methods of supported employment, the development of a tailored job coaching program, and the specifics of utilizing natural supports.
This book is useful to anyone involved in neurorehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, rehab psychology, neuropsychology, and students in counseling programs or studying medical aspects of disability.
Table of Contents
APPLICATION OF THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION IN VOCATIONAL PLANNING AFTER BRAIN INJURY - Jay M. Uomoto, Ph. D.
Neuropsychology as the Study of Brain-Behavior Relationships
Purposes of the Neuropsychological Evaluation
Traditional Psychological vs. Neuropsychological Evaluations
Functional Areas of Cognition in Neuropsychological Assessment
Limitations of Neuropsychological Assessment in Vocational Planning
Utilizing a Neuropsychologist in Vocational Planning
Questions to Ask a Neuropsychologist: Suggested Approaches
Examples of Neuropsychological Reports
Appendix A: Further Reading
Appendix B. Common Neuropsychological Tests by General Cognitive Skill Area
Appendix C. Glossary of Common Terms in Neuropsychology
COUNSELING INTERACTIONS FOR CLIENTS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY - Keith D. Cicerone, Ph.D. and Robert T. Fraser
Psychological Disturbances After Traumatic Brain Injury
Neuropsychologically Mediated and Organic Problems
Emotional Reactions to Injury
Pre-Injury Personality Characteristics
Counseling Interactions and the Therapeutic Relationship
Specific Interventions for Cognitive and Behavioral Problems Related to Vocational Rehabilitation Procedures and Outcomes
USE OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OF PERSONS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY - C. Gerald Warren, MPA
Introduction: A Brief History and Definition of Assistive Technology
Why Use Assistive Technology to Help Persons With TBI?
Secondary Effects of Applying Assistive Technology
Impaired Functions That Limit Vocational Outcome
Behavioral Concerns in the Workplace
Maximizing the Clients' Residual Knowledge and Skills
An Emphasis on Computer Technology and Electronics to Augment Function
Use of Computer Technology
Augmenting Academic and Vocational Activities
Adapting Work Environments
Guidelines for the Use of Assistive Technology
An Introduction to Vocational Evaluation and Placement - Robert T. Fraser, Ph.D., C.R.C.
THE BASIS OF THE PLACEMENT APPROACH: VOCATIONAL EVALUATION - Robert T. Fraser, Ph.D., C.R.C.
Hierarchical Steps in the Vocational Evaluation Process
Appendix A: U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act
Appendix B: Basic Vocational Evolution Framework
THE AFFIRMATIVE INDUSTRY VARIATION OF SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT - Brian T. McMahon, Ph.D., C.R.C.
The Affirmative Industry as Supported Employment
Specifics of Affirmative Industry Program Development
Administration Barriers to Affirmative Industry Implementation
Caveats for Affirmative Industry in the Post-ADA Era
CHOICE OF A PLACEMENT MODEL - Robert T. Fraser, Ph.D., C.R.C., and Rita Curl, Ph.D.
Forms of Employment Support
A Perspective on Co-Worker and Employer Training Programs
Benefits to the Co-Worker as Trainer Model in Providing Natural Support
Findings from a Co-Worker as Trainer Project in TBI Vocational Rehabilitation
SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT FOR PERSONS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: A GUIDE FOR IMPLEMENTATION - Paul Wehman, Ph.D., John Bricout, Ph.D., and Pam Targett, M.Ed.
Initiating and Maintaining a Supported Employment Program: Description of Supported Employment
Description of Supported Employment Models
Employment Specialists: Training and Recruitment
The Role of the Employment Specialist in Helping Persons with Traumatic Brain Injuries Return to Work
Job-Site Training and Support Services
Customized Job Retention Services
Compensatory Strategies and Other Accommodations
Using Systematic Training Strategies on a Job Site: A Case Study
Using Positive Strategies to Manage Challenging Behavior
The Most Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Individual Supported-Employment Programming
Planning Extended Services
"'Not just another vocational rehabilitation book,' is the promise-and the fulfillment! This text was designed to be a resource with practical applications in daily service delivery. Readers benefit from the practical expertise of contributing authors from medical centers throughout the country, such as Keith Cicerone, Rita Curl, C.G. Warren, Paul Wehman, Brian McMahon, and Jay Uomoto, all well known in the field of vocational rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injury."
- Brain Injury Update, Volume 15, January 2000