This book presents a comprehensive interdisciplinary team approach to the rehabilitation of acquired brain injury (ABI) survivors. Medical and clinical specialists will receive a deeper understanding of not only each other's roles but of their complementary functions in this field. Many case examples are provided, illustrating a wide range of challenges and stages of recovery. This edition features 3 entirely new chapters and multiple updated chapters by new and returning authors.
Featured in the coverage:
- The role of Robotics in acquired brain injury
- A comprehensive chapter on physical therapy in ABI
- Outstanding recoveries woven together by a video news producer who recovered from a meningioma
- State of the art updates on neurosurgery, neurology, physiatry, neuropsychiatry and neuro-optometry.
- Updated chapters on neuropsychology, speech-language and occupational therapies including new technology and approaches as well as evidence based practices
- Psychosocial challenges and treatment following ABI
- The importance of family as team members
- Post rehabilitation options and experiences
Acquired Brain Injury: An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach, 2nd edition provides clarity and context regarding the rehabilitation goals and processes for rehabilitation specialists, interdisciplinary students of neuro-rehabilitation as well as practicing clinicians interested in developing their knowledge in their field.
Dr. Jean Elbaum is the Director of Transitions of Long Island, an interdisciplinary outpatient neuro-rehabilitation program which she has been devoted to since the program's inception in 1988, specializing in individual and family counseling as well as memory rehabilitation. Her clinical experience is with clients with all sub-types of acquired brain injuries. She specializes in educational/vocational re-entry, including reintegration to high level careers. Dr. Elbaum obtained three degrees from New York University: her bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology and her doctorate in rehabilitation counseling. Dr. Elbaum is an adjunct graduate professor at New York University, psychology department and has a faculty appointment at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/ Northwell in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.