Cognitive Rehabilitation: An Integrative Neuropsychological Approach

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McKay Moore Sohlberg, Catherine A. Mateer
Guilford Press, 2001 - Psychology - 492 pages
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This new volume provides a comprehensive overview of this fast-evolvin g field. More than a revised edition, the text reflects the dramatic i mpact of recent advances in neuroscience and computer technology, coup led with changes in service delivery models. The authors describe a br oad range of clinical interventions for assisting persons with acquire d cognitive impairments--including deficits in attention, memory, exec utive functions, and communication--and for managing associated emotio nal and behavioral issues. For each approach, theoretical underpinning s are reviewed in depth and clinical protocols delineated. Difficult c oncepts are explained in a clear, straightforward fashion, with realis tic case examples bringing the material to life. Also included are sam ples of relevant assessment instruments, rating scales, and patient ha ndouts. Throughout, the new volume emphasizes the need to work from a community perspective, providing a framework for forming collaborative partnerships with families and caregivers.

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Neurological Disorders Associated
Variables Contributing to Neurological
Assessment of Individuals
Memory Theory Applied to Intervention
The Use of External Aids
Management of Dysexecutive Symptoms
The Assessment and Management
Case Example
2 Medical Records Review
Managing Challenging Behaviors
Management of Depression and Anxiety
Working Collaboratively with Families
Rehabilitation of Children with Acquired
Chapter IS Management Strategies for Mild Traumatic

Measurement of Awareness
Management of Awareness Deficits

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McKay Moore Sohlberg, PhD, is a nationally recognized leader in the field of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. For the past 16 years she has worked as a clinician, researcher, and administrator in the development of programs to assist individuals with brain injury to reintegrate into the community at maximal levels of independence. She has published numerous articles, chapters, and manuals on managing cognitive impairments following neurogenic insult. Dr. Sohlberg is currently an associate professor in the Communication Disorders and Sciences program at the University of Oregon.
Catherine A. Mateer, PhD, is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with an extensive background in clinical assessment, clinical intervention, and both basic and applied research. She has published over 75 articles and book chapters and two previous books relating to brain organization for language, memory, and praxis, as well as to the assessment and management of acquired disorders of attention, memory, and executive functions. Dr. Mateer is widely known for her pioneering work in the rehabilitation of individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injury. She is currently a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

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