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ERIC Number: EJ897068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Traumatic Brain Injury Inpatient Rehabilitation
Im, Brian; Schrer, Marcia J.; Gaeta, Raphael; Elias, Eileen
Exceptional Parent, v40 n7 p43-46 Jul 2010
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause multiple medical and functional problems. As the brain is involved in regulating nearly every bodily function, a TBI can affect any part of the body and aspect of cognitive, behavioral, and physical functioning. However, TBI affects each individual differently. Optimal management requires understanding the specific combination of challenges each person faces and formulating an individualized treatment plan that addresses these issues. Moreover, recovery from a TBI is a dynamic process and as the individual improves, the issues that need to be addressed in all aspects of functioning can and often change. Therefore, it is equally important to regularly re-evaluate the individual with a TBI and adjust the treatment to meet changing needs due to changes in functioning. For those individuals who incur a TBI and have significant medical issues and/or impairments cognitively, behaviorally, or physically that make returning home unsafe, inpatient care is necessary. [For Part Three, see EJ897056.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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