Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Toolkit

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Toolkit

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex condition for which limited research exists. The recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in numerous service members returning home after sustaining TBI, and healthcare providers scrambling to find resources on how to treat them. This toolkit is a comprehensive source of inventories and therapy options for […]

Cognitive Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury (Update) (Report)

Cognitive Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury (Update) (Report)

The last decade has shown a rapid expansion in the provision of acute rehabilitation services for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in South Africa, with a growing awareness of the problems associated with such injuries and recognition of the need for structured therapy programmes to maximise functional outcomes after injury. However, as a sub-specialty […]

Arizona Battery for Communication Disorders of Dementia Test Performance: Can This Test Be Used with Caucasian and African American Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury?

Arizona Battery for Communication Disorders of Dementia Test Performance: Can This Test Be Used with Caucasian and African American Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury?

Evaluation of individuals with traumatic brain injury has included a number of test measures, some of which are adapted for use from other disordered populations. One assessment, the Arizona Battery for Communication Disorders of Dementia (ABCD), has been utilized for this purpose (Bayles & Tomoeda, 1993). Historically, normative data for most assessments of patients with […]

Six-Month Outcome for Dysphagia Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Radiological Assessment.

Six-Month Outcome for Dysphagia Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Radiological Assessment.

The coexistence of a swallowing impairment, or dysphagia, can severely impact upon the medical condition and recovery of a child with traumatic brain injury (TBI; Logemann, Pepe, & Mackay, 1994). Despite this fact, there is limited data that provide evidence of the progression or outcome of dysphagia in the pediatric population post-TBI (Rowe, 1999). The […]

Factors Predicting Rehabilitative Service Provision in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Factors Predicting Rehabilitative Service Provision in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Approximately 300,000 people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year; however, a limited number receive formal speech-language, occupational, and physical therapy rehabilitation. Consequently, a large number of individuals may not meet their maximum potential outcomes following TBI. Little is known about the factors that may affect access to rehabilitation, the amount of rehabilitation provided […]