Rehabilitation of Executive Disorders: A guide to theory and practice

Paperback | November 30, 2008

EditorMichael Oddy, Andrew Worthington

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Executive disorders represent the most common and most troubling consequence of brain injury. These are disorders of the most sophisticated type, and notoriously difficult to assess, understand and rehabilitate. This book provides a concise and accessible review of best practice in the rehabilitation of executive disorders, that is, the ability to plan and execute actions and control behaviour. The book covers a wide range of approaches to the rehabilitation of executive disorders including potential usesof modern technology. The first section looks at theoretical approaches to executive disorder. In the second part of the book, clinical advice is offered for treating disorders. The final section looks at professional issues, such as the impact of new legislation, risk assessment, and the involvement of the family inrehabilitation. With chapters written by leading researchers and clinicians, the book provides a comprehensive guide to these complex disorders.

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Executive disorders represent the most common and most troubling consequence of brain injury. These are disorders of the most sophisticated type, and notoriously difficult to assess, understand and rehabilitate. This book provides a concise and accessible review of best practice in the rehabilitation of executive disorders, that is,...

Michael Oddy is a clinical psychologist with 35 years' experience of working in brain injury rehabilitation. In 1989 Mike became joint Clinical Director of the new Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit at Ticehurst House Hospital. He became sole director of this centre in 1992 and continued to direct this unit and the cognitive rehabilita...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:November 30, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part 1 - Theoretical Developments1. Donald Stuss: Rehabilitation of frontal lobe dysfunction: a working framework2. Karen L Siedlecki and Yaakov Stern: Cognitive reserve3. Michael Oddy, Andrew Worthington and Elizabeth Francis: Motivation following brain injuryPart 2 - Rehabilitation4. Jonathan Evans: Rehabilitation of executive functioning: an overview5. Jessica Fish, Tom Manly and Barbara A Wilson: Rehabilitation for prospective memory problems resulting from acquired brain injury6. Nick Alderman and Dawn Baker: Beyond the shopping centre: using the Multiple Errands Test in the assessment and rehabilitation of multitasking disorders7. John Freeland: Assessing and treating aggressive behaviours in persons with dysexecutive symptoms8. Helen O'Neill: Managing anger: a practical approach9. Sinead Corkery and Mandy Fairweather: The impact of executive function impairments on communication10. Peter Zeeman: Physiotherapy approaches with people with executive disorders11. Andrew Worthington and Jacky Waller: Rehabilitation of everyday living skills in the context of executive disorder12. Andy Tyerman: Vocational rehabilitation and executive disorders13. Roger Orpwood: The use of Smart Technology in the management of and rehabilitation of executive disorders14. Paul Penn, David Rose and David Johnson: The use of Virtual Reality in the assessment and rehabilitation of executive disordersPart 3 - Professional Issues15. Hugh Rickards: Psychopharmacological treatment of executive disorders following brain injury16. Camilla Herbert: Assessing capacity in clients with executive disorders17. Andrew Worthington and Nicola Archer: Assessment and management of risk associated with executive dysfunction18. Michael Oddy and Camilla Herbert: The family and executive disorders19. John McCrea and Rashmi Sharma: Training staff to work with clients with executive disorder20. Chloe Cook: A personal account