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Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Practical Vocational, Neuropsychological, and Psychotherapy Interventions

Edited by Robert Fraiser, David C. Clemmons

Contributors: Brian T. McMahon, Paul Wehman, C. Gerald Warren, John C. Bricout, Keith D. Cicerone, Rita Curl, Pamela Sherron Targett, Jay Uomoto

CRC Press – 1999 – 264 pages

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    978-0-8493-3315-6
    September 29th 1999

Description

Addressing the critical issues in community re-entry in a very practical manner, this book is suitable for all members of a community re-entry or brain-injury rehabilitation team.

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Practical Vocational, Neuropsychological, and Psychotherapy Interventions provides innovative guidelines for allied health members of the traumatic brain injury rehabilitation team with information to help achieve more successful vocational and psychosocial outcomes.

The book provides a very clear overview of critical components of neuropsychological information and the use of this information in vocational planning; examples of functional areas of cognition and neuropsychological assessment; the linkages between cognitive and behavioral impairments; the different categories of assistive technology; psychotherapy and behavioral interventions as well as successful vocational interventions; and, models of work access, including methods of supported employment, the development of a tailored job coaching program, and the specifics of utilizing natural supports.

This book is useful to anyone involved in neurorehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, rehab psychology, neuropsychology, and students in counseling programs or studying medical aspects of disability.

Reviews

"'Not just another vocational rehabilitation book,' is the promise-and the fulfillment! This text was designed to be a resource with practical applications in daily service delivery. Readers benefit from the practical expertise of contributing authors from medical centers throughout the country, such as Keith Cicerone, Rita Curl, C.G. Warren, Paul Wehman, Brian McMahon, and Jay Uomoto, all well known in the field of vocational rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injury."

- Brain Injury Update, Volume 15, January 2000

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Contents

Chapter 1

APPLICATION OF THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION IN VOCATIONAL PLANNING AFTER BRAIN INJURY - Jay M. Uomoto, Ph. D.

Introduction

Neuropsychology as the Study of Brain-Behavior Relationships

Purposes of the Neuropsychological Evaluation

Traditional Psychological vs. Neuropsychological Evaluations

Physiology

Functional Areas of Cognition in Neuropsychological Assessment

Limitations of Neuropsychological Assessment in Vocational Planning

Utilizing a Neuropsychologist in Vocational Planning

Questions to Ask a Neuropsychologist: Suggested Approaches

Examples of Neuropsychological Reports

Appendix A: Further Reading

Appendix B. Common Neuropsychological Tests by General Cognitive Skill Area

Appendix C. Glossary of Common Terms in Neuropsychology

Chapter 2

COUNSELING INTERACTIONS FOR CLIENTS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY - Keith D. Cicerone, Ph.D. and Robert T. Fraser

Introduction

Psychological Disturbances After Traumatic Brain Injury

Neuropsychologically Mediated and Organic Problems

Emotional Reactions to Injury

Pre-Injury Personality Characteristics

Psychological Assessment

Counseling Interactions and the Therapeutic Relationship

Specific Interventions for Cognitive and Behavioral Problems Related to Vocational Rehabilitation Procedures and Outcomes

Conclusions

References

Chapter 3

USE OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OF PERSONS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY - C. Gerald Warren, MPA

Introduction: A Brief History and Definition of Assistive Technology

Why Use Assistive Technology to Help Persons With TBI?

Secondary Effects of Applying Assistive Technology

Impaired Functions That Limit Vocational Outcome

Behavioral Concerns in the Workplace

Maximizing the Clients' Residual Knowledge and Skills

An Emphasis on Computer Technology and Electronics to Augment Function

Use of Computer Technology

Augmenting Academic and Vocational Activities

Adapting Work Environments

Guidelines for the Use of Assistive Technology

References

An Introduction to Vocational Evaluation and Placement - Robert T. Fraser, Ph.D., C.R.C.

Chapter 4

THE BASIS OF THE PLACEMENT APPROACH: VOCATIONAL EVALUATION - Robert T. Fraser, Ph.D., C.R.C.

Basic Considerations

Hierarchical Steps in the Vocational Evaluation Process

Summary

References

Appendix A: U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act

Appendix B: Basic Vocational Evolution Framework

Chapter 5

THE AFFIRMATIVE INDUSTRY VARIATION OF SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT - Brian T. McMahon, Ph.D., C.R.C.

The Affirmative Industry as Supported Employment

Specifics of Affirmative Industry Program Development

Program Benefits

Administration Barriers to Affirmative Industry Implementation

Caveats for Affirmative Industry in the Post-ADA Era

References

Chapter 6

CHOICE OF A PLACEMENT MODEL - Robert T. Fraser, Ph.D., C.R.C., and Rita Curl, Ph.D.

Introduction

Models

Forms of Employment Support

A Perspective on Co-Worker and Employer Training Programs

Benefits to the Co-Worker as Trainer Model in Providing Natural Support

Findings from a Co-Worker as Trainer Project in TBI Vocational Rehabilitation

Summary

References

Chapter 7

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT FOR PERSONS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: A GUIDE FOR IMPLEMENTATION - Paul Wehman, Ph.D., John Bricout, Ph.D., and Pam Targett, M.Ed.

Introduction

Initiating and Maintaining a Supported Employment Program: Description of Supported Employment

Description of Supported Employment Models

Employment Specialists: Training and Recruitment

The Role of the Employment Specialist in Helping Persons with Traumatic Brain Injuries Return to Work

Job-Site Training and Support Services

Customized Job Retention Services

Compensatory Strategies and Other Accommodations

Using Systematic Training Strategies on a Job Site: A Case Study

Using Positive Strategies to Manage Challenging Behavior

The Most Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Individual Supported-Employment Programming

Planning Extended Services

References

Index

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