Description

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can occur through road traffic incidents, falls, or violence, and is therefore an extremely prevalent type of injury, constituting a significant burden on health care around the world. As more people are able to recover physically from TBI, it is important to consider how to help repair the cognitive functions of the brain. The cognitive functions could be greatly maximized by appropriate Neuropsychological rehabilitation, which occurs within months of the damage. This book discusses both the theoretical and practical applications of Neuropsychological rehabilitation techniques, offering a comprehensive overview of the process. Using several case studies from India, gained over years of clinical practice, research and academic teaching, this book offers an excellent guide to the procedures and tasks needed to respond effectively to patients with TBI. Although focused on the Indian context, this book will appeal to students and practitioners around the world as a useful resource on Neuropsychological rehabilitation techniques in India.

Key Features

  • Innovative approach to Neuropsychological Rehabilitation using case vignettes
  • Theoretical and Clinical subject matter

Readership

This book will appeal to students and practitioners around the world as a useful resource on Neuropsychological rehabilitation techniques in India

Table of Contents

List of contributors

1. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Need and Scope

The Miracle of the Human Brain—The Basis for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Definition and Introduction

Neuropsychological Assessment—A Precursor to the Development of a Sound Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Program

Theories of Neuropsychological Intervention

Major Influences and Recent Advances in the Development of Rehabilitative Neuropsychology

Methods of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Need for Intervention

Vital Issues and Current Trends

Conclusion

References

2. Computerized Cognitive Retraining Programs for Patients Afflicted with Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Brain Disorders

Introduction

Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis

Neuropsychological Impairment in Traumatic Brain Injury in Asian Countries

Cognitive Retraining for Restoring Brain Function

Effectiveness of Cognitive Retraining

The BFT Program Modules

Findings with BFT-Based Cognitive Retraining

Conclusions

References

3. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Healing the Wounded Brain Through a Holistic Approach

Cognitive Tasks and Mediation

Psychological Services

Other Professional Services

Conclusions

References

4. EEG Neurofeedback Training in Clinical Conditions

Alcohol Dependence Syndrome

Cognitive Impairment in ADS

Traumatic Brain Injury

Stroke

Conclusion

References

5. Applications of Cognitive Behavioral Principles in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Introduction

Components of Applied Behavior Analysis

Models for Assessment

Application of Reinforcement Principles in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Social Skills Training

Other Behavior Therapy Procedures in TBI

Biofeedback an

Details

No. of pages:
192
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Electronic ISBN:
9780123914811
Print ISBN:
9780124160460
Print ISBN:
9780323282482

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