This authoritative text by Drs. Lebby and Asbell is informative and concise without being oversimplified.
Lots of illustrations and real-life examples help you understand the main aspects of brain injury in addition to the more subtle features that result from brain damage. It includes two popular evidence-based assessment tools, the Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Children(LANSE-C) and the Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Adolescents (LANSE-A).
Chapters in the book cover:
brain anatomy—the parts of the brain and their functions and the cranial nerves and their functions
brain development and cognition—developmental milestones and an overview of how brain injury affects normal brain and cognitive development
traumatic brain injury—what happens to the brain after an injury based on the type of trauma, level and number of injuries, and medical complications
TBI-related language disorders—the primary symptoms of fourteen types of communication/language disorders
TBI-related frontal lobe disorders—an overview of frontal lobe functions such as executive functions, attention deficits, reasoning, lack of insight, and more
TBI-related motor, visual, and learning and memory disorders—the terminology of and conditions resulting from damage to the motor cortex, visual cortex, and diffuse damage to the cortex
general assessment issues—special considerations for testing and the interpretation of test results
neurocognitive assessment—screening with the:
Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Children (LANSE-C)
Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Adolescents (LANSE-A)
The two screening tools assess these areas: general functioning, level of consciousness, orientation, attention, langauge, reasoning, memory, object use, visual-spatial ability, visual-motor integration, and visual neglect.
Sample pages of the screening instruments may be seen by clicking on the Sample Pages tab above.
considerations for formal testing and assessment of general functioning
recovery issues—processes, predictors, and patterns of recovery; issues in resumption of activities and transitions
intervention—prioritizing goals, choosing therapy activities, and accommodations for specific deficits
family issues—helping the family adjust and dealing with attitudes and emotions
Copy the client activity pages or print them from the FREE CD.