The Brain Injury Workbook: Exercises for Cognitive Rehabilitation (Speechmark Practical Therapy Manual)

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Evolved from working with head injured groups at Headway and those attempting to return to work, this is a rich, comprehensive and photocopiable workbook for professionals, carers and clients. It contains over 140 cognitive rehabilitation exercises - tailored for memory, thinking skills, executive functions, awareness and insight, and emotional adjustment. It provides more than 40 information sheets on key problem areas, with questions for the reader, designed to educate and stimulate thinking and discussion. It is suitable for both individuals and groups, and includes questionnaires for clients to complete with or without help and quizzes to evaluate and encourage information retention. Primarily for professionals where exercises or handout sheets can be photocopied and used therapeutically, "The Brain Injury Workbook" can also be used by carers or family members to provide stimulating activities for a head-injured person. In addition, the head-injured person themselves can work through the book on their own.

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Dr Trevor Powell is a consultant clinical psychologist who has worked in the field of brain injury rehabilitation and adult mental health for the past 20 years. Other titles by Dr Powell include The Mental Health Handbook and Head Injury: A Practical Guide. Mr Kit Malia BED, MPhil, CPCRT, is the only Certificated Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist in the UK (via the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation, USA), with a research degree in Neuropsychology. He initially trained as a teacher for people with learning disabilities and, following 6 years of teaching, has spent over two decades working as a cognitive rehabilitation therapist with adults who have acquired neurological injuries, at one of the largest brain injury rehabilitation units in the UK: The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court. He has published scientific papers on cognitive and psychosocial rehabilitation, and clinical standards in brain injury rehabilitation. He is the primary author of Brainwave-R (an extensive collection of cognitive strategies and techniques for brain injury rehabilitation). He has also co-authored The Brain Injury Workbook with Dr Trevor Powell. Mr Malia has lectured at various conferences in Canada, USA, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Slovenia, New Zealand and the UK. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation, USA, and is the chairperson of the International Division for the SCR.

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"Excellent for moderate to high level clients, and in particular very good for those trying to return to work or responsibilities. Applicable to moderate/high level strokes as well as traumatic head injury." Pat Brindley, Speech Language Therapist "The information sheets referring to specific impairments are very helpful...final sections on insight and adjustment provide useful ideas" Clare Bailey Senior SLT, Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team, City and Hackney Teaching PCT, Bulletin "A comprehensive, clearly written and valuable book" Mary Henretty, SLP, South Glasgow University Hospitals Trust, NHS Speech & Language Therapy in Practice

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