The neuropsychological rehabilitation of patients with acquired brain injury, an important domain of modern medicine and psychology, is the subject of this book. The state-of-the-art summary by scientists from eight different countries covers all important areas from basic research to therapy. A unique feature of the book is that the topics which are discussed by several authors are critically reviewed by another contributor who is also expert in the field.
Basic Hypotheses.- Neuropsychological Rehabilitation from a Theoretical Point of View.- Cortical Representational Plasticity: Some Implications for the Bases of Recovery from Brain Damage.- Biological and Psychosocial Considerations in Recovery from Brain Damage.- Discussion: Environmental and Experiential Factors Play a Key Role in Determining the Outcome of Injury to the Central Nervous System.- Controversial Concepts of Rehabilitation.- A Neurobehavioural Approach to Brain Injury Rehabilitation.- Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and the Problem of Altered Self-Awareness.- Setting up a Neurorehabilitation Unit.- Discussion: Controversial Concepts of Rehabilitation.- Methodology.- Research Design in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.- Evaluation of Neuropsychological Therapies: The Importance of Measurement.- Discussion: Evaluation in Constructing Neuropsychological Treatments.- Diagnostics.- Psychometric Evaluation of Neuropsychological Test Performances.- Assessment of Mild, Moderate, and Severe Head Injury.- The Amsterdam-Nijmegen Everyday Language Test (ANELT).- Discussion: Brain Damage and Rehabilitation: A Neuropsychological Approach.- Various Approaches for Treatment.- Early Treatment of Stroke in Man.- Minimising Brain Damage from Head Injury by Appropriate Early Management.- Cognitive Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation.- The Personal Level in Cognitive Rehabilitation.- A Family-System Approach to Brain Damage.- Discussion: Various Approaches for Treatment.- Specific Treatment of Specific Deficits.- Impairments of Attention in Brain-Damaged Patients.- Assessment and Management of Memory Problems.- The Influence of Cognitive Remediation Programme on Associated Behavioural Disturbances in Patients with Frontal Lobe Dysfunction.- Post-stroke Depression: Psychological and Biochemical Interactions.- Spontaneous Remission versus Rehabilitation of Aphasia.- Speech Disturbances of Organic and Functional Genesis and Their Therapy.- Therapy of Aphasia - Various Approaches in Comparison.- Discussion: Treatment of Specific Deficits.
Number Of Pages: 264
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.4