Case Studies in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation by Barbara A. WilsonCase Studies in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation by Barbara A. Wilson

Case Studies in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

byBarbara A. Wilson

Hardcover | February 1, 1999

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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 followsuch 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, neuropsychologicalassessment, 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 andinformative guide for students, professionals and other caregivers.
Barbara A. Wilson is at Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge.
Title:Case Studies in Neuropsychological RehabilitationFormat:HardcoverPublished:February 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Setting the Scene1. Patients and their Problems2. Principles and Practices of RehabilitationPart II: Living with Memory Disorders3. Jack: Coming to Terms with Amnesia4. Jay: Compensating for Amnesia5. Alex: Some recovery, Return to Work and Marriage Following Anoxic Brain DamagePart III: Memory and Other Cognitive Problems6. The Man Who Continues to Have Just Woken Up7. Martin: A Complete Human Being8. Lorna: Cognitive Decline and Myotonic Dystrophy9. Jason: Learning to Be Independent After EncephalitisPart IV: Language Impairment10. Bill: Learning to Communicate with Symbols Five Years After a Stroke11. Laurence: Listening to the Message and Not the Words12. Ron: Picking Up the PiecesPart V: Remediation of Acquired Disorders of Reading13. Ted: The Man Who Could Read "Astrocytoma" But Not "Dog"14. Derek: Re-learning to Read After a Gunshot Wound15. Jenny: Regaining Quality of Life Following a Horse Riding AccidentPart VI: Perceptual and Visuospatial Problems16. Paula: Fear of Physiotherapy and Problems Recognizing Objects After a Severe Head Injury17. Kirsty: A Case of Optic Aphasia, Associative Agnosia or Semantic Memory Impairment?18. Richard: A Socially Skilled Young Man Despite Severe Memory and Perceptual Difficulties19. Dolly: Learning to Attend to the Left Side of SpacePart VII: Behavior and Self-Care Skills20. Jim: Improving Concentration and Reducing Behavior Problems21. Improving the Self-Care Skills of a Woman with Quadriplegia and Dysarthria22. Sarah: Learning Some Self-Care Skills After an Anaesthetic Accident

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