Case Studies in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation / Edition 1

Case Studies in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation / Edition 1

by Barbara A. Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195065980

ISBN-13: 9780195065985

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

After an introduction to the current theories and research findings related to brain injury rehabilitation, this text presents 20 case studies of adults who sustained severe brain damage caused by traumatic head injuries, encephalitis, stroke, hypoxia and other conditions. Problems that follow such injuries are analyzed in detail; these include loss of self-care

Overview

After an introduction to the current theories and research findings related to brain injury rehabilitation, this text presents 20 case studies of adults who sustained severe brain damage caused by traumatic head injuries, encephalitis, stroke, hypoxia and other conditions. Problems that follow such injuries are analyzed in detail; these include loss of self-care skills, memory impairment, and language, reading, visuoperceptual and behavioral difficulties. The chapters describe the lifestyle of each individual before the onset of brain damage and the subsequent symptoms, neuropsychological assessment, rehabilitation, and long-term outcome of their condition. Most chapters include a report by the patient and/or family member, thus enhancing the reader's understanding of the predicaments faced by brain-injured individuals as they learn to cope with traumatic changes in lifestyle. Although improvement for those with severe brain injuries is slow and limited, the patients described in the book made some progress after their admission to rehabilitation services. The exhaustive analysis of each case and a step-by-step description of management will serve as an inspiring and informative guide for students, professionals and other caregivers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195065985
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Setting the Scene
1. Patients and their Problems
2. Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation
Part II: Living with Memory Disorders
3. Jack: Coming to Terms with Amnesia
4. Jay: Compensating for Amnesia
5. Alex: Some recovery, Return to Work and Marriage Following Anoxic Brain Damage
Part III: Memory and Other Cognitive Problems
6. The Man Who Continues to Have Just Woken Up
7. Martin: A Complete Human Being
8. Lorna: Cognitive Decline and Myotonic Dystrophy
9. Jason: Learning to Be Independent After Encephalitis
Part IV: Language Impairment
10. Bill: Learning to Communicate with Symbols Five Years After a Stroke
11. Laurence: Listening to the Message and Not the Words
12. Ron: Picking Up the Pieces
Part V: Remediation of Acquired Disorders of Reading
13. Ted: The Man Who Could Read "Astrocytoma" But Not "Dog"
14. Derek: Re-learning to Read After a Gunshot Wound
15. Jenny: Regaining Quality of Life Following a Horse Riding Accident
Part VI: Perceptual and Visuospatial Problems
16. Paula: Fear of Physiotherapy and Problems Recognizing Objects After a Severe Head Injury
17. Kirsty: A Case of Optic Aphasia, Associative Agnosia or Semantic Memory Impairment?
18. Richard: A Socially Skilled Young Man Despite Severe Memory and Perceptual Difficulties
19. Dolly: Learning to Attend to the Left Side of Space
Part VII: Behavior and Self-Care Skills
20. Jim: Improving Concentration and Reducing Behavior Problems
21. Improving the Self-Care Skills of a Woman with Quadriplegia and Dysarthria
22. Sarah: Learning Some Self-Care Skills After an Anaesthetic Accident

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