A Practical Guide to Head Injury Rehabilitation

A Focus on Postacute Residential Treatment

  • Michael D. Wesolowski
  • Arnie H. Zencius

Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Michael D. Wesolowski, Arnie H. Zencius
    Pages 1-9
  3. Michael D. Wesolowski, Arnie H. Zencius
    Pages 11-30
  4. Michael D. Wesolowski, Arnie H. Zencius
    Pages 31-50
  5. Michael D. Wesolowski, Arnie H. Zencius
    Pages 51-62
  6. Michael D. Wesolowski, Arnie H. Zencius
    Pages 63-77
  7. Michael D. Wesolowski, Arnie H. Zencius
    Pages 79-120
  8. Michael D. Wesolowski, Arnie H. Zencius
    Pages 121-166
  9. Michael D. Wesolowski, Arnie H. Zencius
    Pages 167-179
  10. Michael D. Wesolowski, Arnie H. Zencius
    Pages 181-197
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 199-239

About this book

Introduction

Behavioral neuropsychology presents at once achallenge and an opportunity for the field ofbehavior analysis. A great diversity of problem areas-including education, classroom management, child rearing, retardation, and industry­ have been treated effectively by the behavior analytic approach, which has traditionally and quite deliberately chosen to deemphasize physiology and cognitive variables. Yet brain injury, by its nature, entails neurological insult that is often closely related to specific cognitive dysfunctions. The challenge for behavior analysis is to develop effective treatments for a disorder with such clearly defined tripartite characteristics. The opportunity exists for be­ havior analysis to expand its conceptual basis as well as to provide benefits to patients otherwise despairing of assistance. Case histories demonstrate over 20 years of successful applications of behavior analysis to brain-injured in­ dividuals, indicating that some applications are possible, but are these reports notable exceptions or the harbingers of a new general therapeutic approach? The present book describes an overall focused behaviaral program far dealing with the diversity of brain injury problems in a general brain injury rehabilitation setting. The authors describe what types of neurological damage are associated with specific types of cognitive/emotional dysfunction and in turn with specific types ofbehavioral dysfunction, thereby demonstrating how the choice ofbehavioral treatment is guided by the neurological and subjective assessment. The result is a conceptually unified approach. The distinctive value of this book lies in the detail as well as the pro­ grammatic guidelines for actual implementation ofthis behavioral approach.

Keywords

Training brain brain injury head injury rehabilitation trauma traumatic brain injury

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael D. Wesolowski
    • 1
  • Arnie H. Zencius
    • 2
  1. 1.Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitation ServicesMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Premier of Chicago Rehabilitation CenterDowners GroveUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-8991-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-8993-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-8991-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4565
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