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Living with an Acquired Brain Injury The Practical Life Skills Workbook by Nick Hedley

Living with an Acquired Brain Injury The Practical Life Skills Workbook


Living with an Acquired Brain Injury The Practical Life Skills Workbook by Nick Hedley

The Practical Life Skills Workbook is designed for people who have recovered well enough from brain injury to prepare for a return to independent living. Using a very accessible and easy to read format which takes into account various learning styles resulting from brain injury, the sessions can be completed entirely at the pace that best suits the user. Exercises and tips described in the book cover: Budgeting; Reading and understanding bill terminology; Route orientation; Form filling; and, Planning a night's entertainment. Designed to be completed over a ten week period, this book will represent a milestone in the journey towards living independently for many people, providing careful guidance with everyday tasks and activities that initially appear daunting. It includes a CD of comprehensive, downloadable activities.


Devised by Dr Victoria Joffe as part of a research project funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the Vocabulary Enrichment Intervention Programme is a comprehensive intervention pack aimed for use with secondary pupils who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)... Detailed plans are provided for all sessions, along with a DVD with pictures, templates and frameworks. Homework tasks known as 'Missions to achieve
are also part of the intervention

... Having fun is a priority in the sessions, and activities are varied and age-appropriate. Bristol SENCO Newsletter Living with an Acquired Brain Injury won Highly Commended in the Popular medicine category at the 2012 BMA Medical Book Awards! 'I would recommend this book to those treating and working with those who have suffered ABI as part of the tools early in the rehabilitation programme. Its strengths are practical and step-by-step exercises and the lack of confusing medical jargon...There is no resource like this book so far that is focused on providing practical help on ADL for people for people recovering enough from ABI to want to return to independent living. It is a resource tool for everyone involved in the rehabilitation of people with ABI, from the doctors, through the occupational therapists/psychologists to the carers.
2012 BMA Medical Book Awards Judges

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Publication date

28th September 2011


Nick Hedley

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Speechmark Publishing Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


134 pages


Rehabilitation: brain & spinal injuries



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