This outstanding new handbook offers unique coverage of all aspects of neuropsychological rehabilitation. Compiled by the world’s leading clinician-researchers, and written by an exceptional team of international contributors, the book is vast in scope, including chapters on the many and varied components of neuropsychological rehabilitation across the life span within one volume.

Divided into sections, the first part looks at general issues in neuropsychological rehabilitation including theories and models, assessment and goal setting. The book goes on to examine the different populations referred for neuropsychological rehabilitation and then focuses on the rehabilitation of first cognitive and then psychosocial disorders. New and emerging approaches such as brain training and social robotics are also considered, alongside an extensive section on rehabilitation around the world, particularly in under-resourced settings. The final section offers some general conclusions and an evaluation of the key issues in this important field.

This is a landmark publication for neuropsychological rehabilitation. It is the standalone reference text for the field as well as essential reading for all researchers, students and practitioners in clinical neuropsychology, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy. It will also be of great value to those in related professions such as neurologists, rehabilitation physicians, rehabilitation psychologists and medics.

section One|58 pages

General issues in neuropsychological rehabilitation

chapter |3 pages


ByBarbara A. Wilson, Jill Winegardner, Caroline M. van Heugten, Tamara Ownsworth

chapter 1|11 pages

The Development of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

An historical examination of theoretical and practical issues
ByBarbara A. Wilson

chapter 2|8 pages

Evidence-Based Treatment

ByCaroline M. van Heugten

chapter 3|11 pages

Mechanisms of Recovery After Acquired Brain Injury

ByLuciano Fasotti

chapter 4|13 pages

Assessment for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Planning

ByJames F. Malec

chapter 5|10 pages

Goal Setting in Rehabilitation

ByJonathan J. Evans, Agata Krasny-Pacini

section Two|100 pages

Populations referred for neuropsychological rehabilitation

chapter 8|11 pages

Children with Traumatic Brain Injury

ByCathy Catroppa, Celia Godfrey, Betony Clasby, Vicki Anderson

chapter 9|11 pages

Other Neurological Conditions Affecting Children

ByLouise Crowe, Amy Brown, Mardee Greenham

chapter 10|12 pages

People with Disorders of Consciousness

ByJitka Annen, Steven Laureys, Olivia Gosseries

chapter 11|13 pages

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation for Psychiatric Disorders

ByTara Rezapour, Brent Wurfel, Sara Simblett, Hamed Ekhtiari

section Three|152 pages

Rehabilitation of cognitive disorders

chapter 13|11 pages

Rehabilitation of Slowed Information Processing

ByLuciano Fasotti

chapter 15|10 pages

Rehabilitation of Working Memory Disorders

ByJessica Fish, Tom Manly

chapter 16|11 pages

Rehabilitation of Memory Disorders in Adults and Children

ByGiverny Parker, Catherine Haslam, Jennifer Fleming, David Shum

chapter 17|13 pages

Rehabilitation of Executive Functions

ByJacoba M. Spikman, Agata Krasny-Pacini, Jenny Limond, Mathilde Chevignard

letter a|4 pages


letter b|7 pages


chapter 18|14 pages

Rehabilitation of Language Disorders in Adults and Children

ByAnastasia Raymer, Lyn Turkstra

chapter 19|10 pages

Rehabilitation of Visual Perceptual and Visual Spatial Disorders in Adults and Children

ByBarbara A. Wilson, Joe Mole, Tom Manly

chapter 20|7 pages

Rehabilitation of Apraxia in Adults and Children

ByCaroline M. van Heugten, Chantal Geusgens

chapter 21|15 pages

Managing Acquired Social Communication Disorders

ByJacinta Douglas, Leanne Togher

chapter 22|16 pages

Rehabilitation of Social Cognition Disorders

BySkye McDonald, Anneli Cassel

chapter 23|16 pages

Managing Disorders of Social and Behavioural Control and Disorders of Apathy

ByNick Alderman, Caroline Knight

chapter 24|13 pages

Rehabilitation of Challenging Behaviour in Community Settings

The Empowerment Behavioural Management Approach (EBMA)
ByShai Betteridge, Emma Cotterill, Paula Murphy

section Four|78 pages

Rehabilitation of psychosocial disorders

chapter 25|14 pages

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for People with Brain Injury

ByTamara Ownsworth, Fergus Gracey

chapter 26|13 pages

Third Wave Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

328Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychotherapy
ByFiona Ashworth, Jonathan J. Evans, Hamish McLeod

chapter 27|14 pages

Managing Self-Awareness and Identity Issues Following Brain Injury

ByTamara Ownsworth

chapter 28|10 pages

Psychosocial Interventions for Children/Working with Schools and Families

ByShari L. Wade, Ann Glang

chapter 29|14 pages

Family-Based Support for People with Brain Injury

ByPamela S. Klonoff, Bibi Stang, Kavitha Perumparaichallai

chapter 30|11 pages

Vocational and Occupational Rehabilitation for People with Brain Injury

ByAndy Tyerman, Mick Meehan, Ruth Tyerman

section Five|78 pages

Recent and emerging approaches in neuropsychological rehabilitation

chapter 31|12 pages

Managing Fatigue in Adults After Acquired Brain Injury

ByDonna Malley

chapter 32|11 pages

Sexuality and Rehabilitation Following Acquired Brain Injury

ByJennie L. Ponsford, Marina Downing, Rene Stolwyk

chapter 33|11 pages

Neurologic Music Therapy in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

ByMichael H. Thaut, Volker Hoemberg

chapter 34|9 pages

Novel Forms of Cognitive Rehabilitation

ByCaroline M. van Heugten

chapter 35|13 pages

Using Technology to Overcome Impairments of Mental Functions

ByBrian O'Neill, Matthew Jamieson, Rachel Goodwin

chapter 36|11 pages

Technology-Based Delivery of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

ByTheo Tsaousides, Teresa Ashman

chapter 37|9 pages

Social Robotics in Dementia Care

ByWendy Moyle

section Six|68 pages

Global and cultural perspectives on neuropsychological rehabilitation

chapter 38|11 pages

The Cost-Effectiveness of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

ByAndrew Worthington, Sara da Silva Ramos, Michael Oddy

chapter 39|12 pages

A Global Perspective on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Maximising outcomes when funds are short
ByJill Winegardner, Rudi Coetzer

chapter 40|8 pages

The Importance of Culture in Holistic Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Suggestions for improving cultural competence
ByAna Paula Pereira, Jessica Fish, Donna Malley, Andrew Bateman

chapter 41|2 pages

Rehabilitation Around the World

Neuropsychological rehabilitation: a global overview
ByAnn D. Watts

letter a|3 pages

Rehabilitation in India

letter b|3 pages

Rehabilitation in Iran

letter c|3 pages

Rehabilitation in Russia

letter d|3 pages

Rehabilitation in Taiwan

letter e|3 pages

Rehabilitation in mainland China

letter f|3 pages

Rehabilitation in Hong Kong

letter g|3 pages

Rehabilitation in Brazil

letter h|3 pages

Rehabilitation in Argentina

letter i|4 pages

Rehabilitation in South Africa

letter j|5 pages

Rehabilitation in Botswana

section Seven|40 pages

Evaluation and general conclusions

chapter 42|10 pages

Outcome Measures

ByCaroline M. van Heugten

chapter 43|12 pages

Avoiding Bias in Evaluating Rehabilitation

ByRobyn Tate, Michael Perdices

chapter 45|6 pages

Summary and Guidelines for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

ByJill Winegardner, Caroline M. van Heugten, Tamara Ownsworth, Barbara A. Wilson