ERIC Number: ED312872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Return to Work Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Special Issue, Volume 5, Number 1.
Goodall, Patricia, Ed.
The report examines employment service issues related to assisting persons who have suffered traumatic brain injury to re-enter the labor force and maintain their employment. An interdisciplinary team treatment approach is recommended and the roles of each of the following professionals are summarized: employment specialist, neuropsychologist, neurosurgeon, nurse, physiatrist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, social worker, and speech pathologist. Particular attention is given to the role of the employment specialist in the supported employment setting. Compensatory strategies on the job site are listed and include using lists to compensate for memory problems, structuring the environment to enhance functioning, and using individualized auditory or visual cues. Two case studies demonstrate application of rehabilitation principles. A final section notes the high incidence of alcohol abuse in this population and encourages further research and attention to rehabilitation needs. Ten references complete the report. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Alcohol Abuse, Case Studies, Counselor Role, Employment Potential, Employment Services, Head Injuries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Neurological Impairments, Supported Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, 1314 West Main St., VCU Box 2011, Richmond, VA 23284-2011 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Note: Also produced by the Supported Competitive Employment Project for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury.