Traumatic Brain Injury Improvement through Motivation
Procedures for Implementing the Jarvis Rehabilitation Method (JRM)
By William C. Jarvis Ed.D.
After traditional therapies at the hospital are done and the survivor is ready to go home or be semi-independent, he she should be ready to implement the Jarvis Rehabilitation Method. Ideally, he will meet with a coach several times on an out-patient basis to begin implementation.
Dimensions are introduced and discussed separately by Skype or phone. Objectives and goals will be established for each Dimension by the Survivor and his/her coach.
The survivor will record daily progress in either time spent working on the objective or recording a tally mark that the activity was accomplished. This may represent each attempt for the day. There is also an opportunity to make daily written comments concerning progress.
The survivor must keep focused on working on present objectives and begin new ones as appropriate to his/her situation. Improvement may not be recognized day to day; however, the Survivor will see and feel improvement within four to five months. Instead of a single focus for improvement, a multiple approach has benefits that are personal encouragement as well as improving in one dimension has a positive effect on other dimensions. Therefore, the Survivor us motivated to continue strategies for improvement and psychologically affirms he/she is getting better.
After participating in this program for six months, the Survivor is administered the same Assessment Test for engagement in life. It is evident by contrasting scores on an Excel bar graph and a personal experience that improvement is affirmed.
Each participant will be provided conclusive charts to represent the representative scores from the beginning of participation in this program to the ending scores of improvement. This basic concept is encouraged in subsequent months or years. Improvement is maximized by continual effort and commitment.
About the author
Dr. Jarvis has been awarded both the 2002 Achiever of the Year by the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association for Outstanding Communication Improvement and the 2010 Perseverance Award by the Brain Injury Association of Indiana in recognition of his courage, hard work, optimistic outlook and dedication to recovery.
By William C. Jarvis, Ed.D.
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