The Acquired Brain Injury Memory Exercises Center (ABIME) features software with cognitive exercises for adolescents and adults with neurological impairments including traumatic brain injury and stroke. ABIME has six key components with exercises across a range of visual, verbal and spatial memory functions. They are 1) memory for numbers; 2) working visual memory; 3) short term visual memory; 4) visuospatial memory; 5) immediate verbal recall; and 6) delayed visual/verbal memory. Responses are computer tracked and scored for clinical use in assessment, treatment planning, cognitive rehabilitation and research.
This in-depth examination and discussion of how to assess the impact of traumatic brain injury on children and adolescents has a special focus on reintegrating students to school and the community. It is a much needed and valuable resource for rehabilitation clinicians, educators, psychologists, neuropsychologists and counselors in hospitals, schools, and private practice.
Pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Stephen Hooper addresses the limitations of many current assessment methods with particular attention to the developmental impact of childhood trauma on cognition. He then provides a detailed framework by examining specific assessment constructs and procedures for motor functions, sensory functions, attention, language, visual processing, memory and learning, executive functions, and social and behavior functions. Each chapter has a special section on research findings and clinical practices for children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury (TBI) with recommendations for assessment procedures and measures with detailed tables for reference. This book is essential for all clinicians working with school age children.
The APT-3 includes an extensive range of attention exercises appropriate for people with mild to severe attention deficits due to acquired brain injuries. Target populations include adolescents, adults and veterans. Unlike the APT-1 and APT-2 programs, the APT-3 is a computer based program promoting efficient data collection and analyses and treatment planning. The Kit includes a USB drive with customized software that can be used on either a mac or PC. It includes 2 practice drives for clients. The program runs from the USB drive and does not stay on the user's computer. The set of 2 manuals contains a clinical overview, research evidence, discussion of therapy principles, detailed instructions and guidelines for assessment and treatment, as well as sample scoresheets for all therapeutic activities and tasks.
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Brain Injury Coping Skills was developed to advance evidence-based practice to help families and survivors cope with the effects of brain injury. This intervention includes supportive psychotherapy, psychoeducation, stress management and problem-solving skills via use of cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. This unique approach to helping adults with brain injury and their caregivers in the community uses a 16 week cognitive behavioral treatment intervention. The manual documents content for 20 sessions with detailed instructions for facilitators, session activities, homework assignments, and a CD for handouts and worksheets. Winner of 2009 McDowell Award by American Society for Neurorehabilitation
A vocational training program for adults with traumatic and other types of acquired brain injuries living in the community includes 20 structured sessions with a workbook and CD with worksheets. Part One of the vocational curriculum helps survivors of brain injuries and blast injuries explore their interests, concerns and readiness for finding a job or returning to work. Part Two covers steps of looking for a job with attention to disclosure of a disability, on the job accommodations, resume preparation and interviewing. Part Three covers strategies for keeping a job and avoiding problems on the job.
Choosing, Finding and Keeping a Job is also available as an eBook click here.
This cognitive rehabilitation software program was designed by James Japp, a neuropsychologist in the UK, for individuals with acquired brain injury. Software generates random sets of exercises that require matching a target item by number and/or color. By giving the patient structured tasks, the therapist can measure performance for time and accuracy which are documented in a performance history.
Tasks can be set for varying length of time and difficulty, giving the clinician flexibility for customizing a program that is challenging but not too easy. The user has to hold the instructions for each activity in short term memory. Completing the tasks requires the patient to use selective, divided and sustained attention as well as decision making and information processing.
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Innovative cup holders designed for persons with swallowing difficulties due to dysphagia provide continuous reminders for safe swallowing. Designed to fit most bottles, cans, glasses and cups, the CUEzie variety pack is a must purchase for hospitals, rehabilitation programs, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living programs, residential services, and home care. They can be used in any environment for persons with dysphasia. The large print cues to tuck your chin, swallow hard, and take small sips are especially helpful reminders for persons with cognitive disorders and memory impairments.