Workbooks and therapies for cognitive rehabiltiation of adolescents, adults and veterans with TBI
Therapeutic activities, workbooks, and exercises for development and implementation of cognitive rehabilitation programs for adolescents, adults and veterans with traumatic and acquired brain injuries. They are designed for therapists, caregivers and families in rehabilitation programs, veterans services, community settings, and at home.
This workbook by Barbara Stahura and Susan B. Schuster guides survivors of brain injury and blast injury through the powerful healing experience of telling their own stories with simple journaling techniques. By writing short journal entries, survivors explore the challenges, losses, changes, emotions, adjustments, stresses, and milestones as they rebuild their lives. Journaling after brain injury helps written and verbal communication skills and provides cognitive retraining for following instruction. It helps promote self awareness as well as recognition of strengths and difficulties after brain injury. It is a tool for planning for the future and discussions with family members. Journaling can be done individually, in a group or with assistance from caregivers or family.
Read an interview with author Barbara Stahura.
After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story is also available as an eBook - click here.
Dr. Stephen R. Hooper gives an 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.
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
Brain injury rehabilitation manual with functional activities on cognition for brain injury programs and persons with disabilities. Activies on memory, attention, orientation, awareness, problem solving, communication, money management, and community safety are desgined for easy instruction and implementation. Not only for persons with brain injury, this manual can be used for persons with a wide range of developmental or neurological impairments.
Cognitive communication rehabilitation activity manual is for adults with acquired brain injuries (ABI), such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor or dementia. It can be used by individuals who are in high school, who have returned from the military or who have developed cognitive based language challenges from any type of brain trauma. It is also helpful for persons with age related memory loss and mild cognitive impairments.
This set of two workbooks by Lawrence S. Dilks, Ph.D., and Kimberly Hutchinson, Ph.D. developed for clinicians, features practical intervention exercises involving the reconstruction of executive functions of the brain. Using functional approachs, the authors address: attention, concentration, processing speed, categorization, sequencing, awareness, neglect, working memory, reasoning, judgment, humor, language, planning ability, impulse control, and stress/anger management. Additional exercises are included, along with a glossary and how to find additional resources.
This three-book set brings it all together as a cognitive rehabilitation powerhouse.
The Practical Guide to Cognitive Rehabilitation: Overcoming Cognitive Neurological Impairments (PGCR) is filled with readings and exercises to assist persons with neurological impairments in the recovery process. A great resource for individuals, caregivers and clinicians.
The Cognition Functional Rehabilitation Activity Manual (CFRM) offers activities on memory, attention, orientation, awareness, etc. that are designed for easy implementation and instruction. Not only is CFRM persons with brain injury, this manual can be used for persons with a wide range of developmental or neurological impairments.
Last, but not least of these three manuals - the Cognitive Communication: Functional Activities Manual (CCOM) is for adults with acquired brain injuries (ABI), such as TBI, stroke, tumor or dementia. Most any age person affected by brain trauma can benefit - along with people with age related memory loss & mild cognitive impairments.
This special edition for clinicians and therapists includes the printed workbook plus a flashdrive and stopwatch. The flashdrive includes all exercises and activities on PDF files that may be printed for use with multiple clients. The stopwatch is used to time specific exercises for clinical use. This package gives clinicians a versatile and comprehensive program that can be used in a variety of treatment settings with multiple clients and patients.
Developed by two neuropsychologists, it provides activities to assist persons with neurological impairments in the recovery process. Each section has activities and worksheets with a variety of visual and cognitive activities. Sections include orientation, attention and concentration, processing speed, memory, executive functions, language redevelopment, visual perception, anxiety and depression, and extra activities.
If you wish to purchase just the workbook The Practical Guide to Cognitive Rehabilitation. click here.
Authors Dr. Kimberly S. Hutchinson and Lawrence S. Dilks have developed a workbook filled with readings and exercises designed to assist persons with neurological impairments in the recovery process. Each section has activities and worksheets with a variety of visual and cognitive activities. Sections include orientation, attention and concentration, processing speed, memory, executive functions, language redevelopment, visual perception, anxiety and depression, and extra activities. This workbook is for individuals, caregivers, and clinicians.
If you are a therapist or clinician, please see the special package for clinicians titled For Clinicians - The Practical Guide to Cognitive Rehabilitation. click here.