Rehabilitation of Neuropsychological Disorders: A Practical Guide for Rehabilitation Professionals / Edition 2

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Many contemporary neuropsychology texts focus on neuropathology, the description of specific tests, and the differential diagnosis of central nervous system disorders. However, increasingly sophisticated neuroradiological techniques, managed care factors, and the growth of rehabilitation necessitates that rehabilitation professionals provide more functionally (versus diagnostically) useful evaluations to improve the neuropsychological functioning and community integration of persons with brain injuries or diseases. This book aims to fill this gap and to provide an overview of standard neuropsychological treatment strategies for specific cognitive impairments that are identified on testing. The new edition enhances this goal with three chapters outlining important recommendations, services, and issues for rehabilitation professionals. Written by a team of experienced scientists and professionals, the volume provides a universal taxonomy of neuropsychological abilities (emphasizing relatively simple terms), with a list of basic rehabilitation strategies to improve impairments identified in general cognitive domains. Specific chapters are included on the neuropsychological remediation of memory, attention, language, visual-spatial skills, and executive function impairments. Each chapter proposes a taxonomy of relatively unitary cognitive constructs (e.g., divided attention, sustained attention, focused attention), lists tests which may be used to assess each cognitive construct, and provides specific rehabilitation strategies to improve or accommodate the identified neuropsychological impairments. The final chapters cover basic resources and issues of which the rehabilitation professional needs to be aware (vocational rehabilitation, disability determination, and guardianship issues).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848728011
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/12/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

B. Johnstone, H.H. Stonnington, Introduction. T. Levitt, B. Johnstone, The Assessment and Rehabilitation of Attention Disorders. R.L. Skeel, S.Edwards, The Assessment and Rehabilitation of Memory Impairments. C.D. Callahan, The Assessment and Rehabilitation of Executive Function Disorders. J. Shaw, The Assessment and Rehabilitation of Visual-spatial Disorders. D.Holland, C. Larimore, The Assessment and Rehabilitation of Language Disorders. National and Community Resources for Neuropsychological Disorders. K.L. Franklin, J. Harper, State Vocational Rehabilitation Programs. S. Enck, T.A. Martin, Disability Determinations. C.L. Shigaki, M.L. Smith, Resources for Individuals with Neuropsychological Disorders. S.A. Reid-Arndt, G. Evans, Understanding Guardianship Issues: An Overview for Rehabilitation Professionals.

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    Posted February 16, 2013


    You are very good at cliffhangers but they start to get annoying.

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    Great! You really were hunted down? Or is that added stuff.

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    The Clan of the Free

    The Clan of the Free: The History of HorseClan
    Written by Braveheart

    Chapter Ten:
    "There," Mysticfeather meowed, patting the last of the cobwebs on Silver's bloodied ear. The black and silver tom dipped his head greatfully as the long-furred medicane cat backed away.
    "The fox is gone, then?" the light gray tom asked, his back to Silver as he rumaged through his stores.
    "Hopefully," the loner meowed, settling down on the stone floor of the den. In the corner, Fawnstep lay on a mossy nest, sleeping peacefully. Silver guessed that she'd have to stay there for a while yet before she could leave.
    Just then, Cloudkit bounced into the medicane cat den. Her white fur was fluffed up, and her blue eyes were wide with excitement. "She said YES!!!" Cloudkit squealed, skipping around Silver.
    "Shh! You'll wake Fawnstep!" Mysticfeather purred, smiling at the white shekit.
    "Who said yes to what?" Silver asked, tipping his head to one side in confusion.
    "Lilywolf!" Cloudkit said excitedly, lowering her voice. "She said I can become Mysticfeather's apprentice!"
    "That's great!" the black tom purred, smiling at the white shekit. "You must be excited."
    "You bet!" Cloudkit meowed, resuming her bouncing. "I'm gonna be a MEDICANE CAT!"
    "Shh!" the blind gray tom said, and the white shekit fell silent, backing over to Silver. "Oops. I'm gonna go tell Songkit! She'll be soo suprised!!"
    With that, Cloudkit skipped out of the den to inform her sister of her new apprenticeship. Silver glanced at Mysticfeather, who had a far-off look in his pale green eyes.
    "Mysticfeather? Is it okay for me to leave?" the silver splashed tom asked quietly. "I—"
    Both toms turned around, suprised, when Fawnstep suddenly cried out, "No, NO!" She shifted in her mossy nest, muttering, "Yellow eyes... tom with yellow eyes..."
    Silver stiffened, exchanging a shocked glance with Mysticfeather, who meowed quietly, "You can go, if you want. Come back later, and I'll redress your wounds."
    The black tom nodded, then backed out of theden hurriedly. He looked around camp, and spotted Lilywolf talking to Servalpaw and Fallowpaw.
    Silver bounded over, and meowed anxiously, "Lilywolf, can I talk to you? In private?" he added, with a hurried glance at her two adopted daughters.
    The light gray tabby shecat nodded stiffly, looking confused, then turned to the two apprentices and said, "Go see if Whitefoot can take you out on patrol." Servalpaw and Fallowpaw nodded stiffly, then hurried off.
    Lilywolf turned to Silver, and lead him out of the HorseClan camp. The deputy halted outside of the bramble enterance and asked curiously, "What is it?"
    "I can't stay here," Silver said sadly, staring at his paws.
    "Because I'm putting everyone in danger," the black loner meowed, not looking up.
    "How?" Lilywolf questioned.
    "There's a cat, who wants to kill me," Silver whispered. "He won't stop until my blood has stained his paws. He gave me this last time we met." The tom then revealed a long, jagged scar that ran down one shoulder and across his chest, which had been concealed by his dark fur.
    "I'm sure you'll be able to fight him off, though, if he comes back. Though I doubt that," the gray tabby said. "And we're a family—and families stick together."
    "Thank you," the silver and black tom meowed, realived by Lilywolf's descision.
    Then, suddenly, a sad cry split the air, and both cats jumped, shock flaring in their eyes.

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