Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1st Edition

Principles and Applications

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1st Edition,Jamuna Rajeswaran,ISBN9780123914811

J Rajeswaran   




This book discusses the theoretical and practical applications of neuropsychological rehabilitation techniques, offering a comprehensive overview of the process

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  • Innovative approach to Neuropsychological Rehabilitation using case vignettes
  • Theoretical and Clinical subject matter


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can occur through road traffic incidents, falls, or violence, and is therefore an extremely prevalent type of injury, constituting a significant burden on health care around the world. As more people are able to recover physically from TBI, it is important to consider how to help repair the cognitive functions of the brain. The cognitive functions could be greatly maximized by appropriate Neuropsychological rehabilitation, which occurs within months of the damage. This book discusses both the theoretical and practical applications of Neuropsychological rehabilitation techniques, offering a comprehensive overview of the process. Using several case studies from India, gained over years of clinical practice, research and academic teaching, this book offers an excellent guide to the procedures and tasks needed to respond effectively to patients with TBI. Although focused on the Indian context, this book will appeal to students and practitioners around the world as a useful resource on Neuropsychological rehabilitation techniques in India.


This book will appeal to students and practitioners around the world as a useful resource on Neuropsychological rehabilitation techniques in India

Jamuna Rajeswaran

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1st Edition

List of contributors

1. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Need and Scope

The Miracle of the Human Brain—The Basis for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Definition and Introduction

Neuropsychological Assessment—A Precursor to the Development of a Sound Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Program

Theories of Neuropsychological Intervention

Major Influences and Recent Advances in the Development of Rehabilitative Neuropsychology

Methods of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Need for Intervention

Vital Issues and Current Trends



2. Computerized Cognitive Retraining Programs for Patients Afflicted with Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Brain Disorders


Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis

Neuropsychological Impairment in Traumatic Brain Injury in Asian Countries

Cognitive Retraining for Restoring Brain Function

Effectiveness of Cognitive Retraining

The BFT Program Modules

Findings with BFT-Based Cognitive Retraining



3. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Healing the Wounded Brain Through a Holistic Approach

Cognitive Tasks and Mediation

Psychological Services

Other Professional Services



4. EEG Neurofeedback Training in Clinical Conditions

Alcohol Dependence Syndrome

Cognitive Impairment in ADS

Traumatic Brain Injury




5. Applications of Cognitive Behavioral Principles in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation


Components of Applied Behavior Analysis

Models for Assessment

Application of Reinforcement Principles in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Social Skills Training

Other Behavior Therapy Procedures in TBI

Biofeedback and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Applications of Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Programs in Self- and Emotion Regulation

Applications of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Emotional Distress in TBI

Applications to Schizophrenia

The Role of Family

Case Illustrations



6. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Neurological Conditions: A Circuitry Approach

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in India

Theories of Executive Functions

Neural Circuitry Mediating Executive Functions

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Based on Neural Circuitry: Case Studies



7. Cognitive Remediation of Neurocognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia

Neurocognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia

Cognitive Remediation: A Treatment Method to Ameliorate Cognitive Deficits

Cognitive Remediation in Schizophrenia

Cognitive Remediation Using the Integrated Psychological Intervention Program: A Case Illustration

The Cognitive Remediation Program

Postintervention Assessment

Cognitive Remediation in the Early Phase of the Illness

Summary and Future Directions


8. Neuropsychological Intervention for Specific Learning Disorder: An Innovative Approach

Specific Reading Disorder

Specific Mathematical Disorder

Disorders of Written Expression



9. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Critical Analysis

Approaches to Cognitive Rehabilitation

Ideal Duration

Is Improvement and Generalization Just a Game of Numbers?

Economic Costs

Ill-Defined Outcome Measures

Frames of Reference

Dearth of Published Material

Future Directions


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