Rehabilitation of Patients with Organic Brain Damage After Diseases Requiring Neurosurgery

  • G. Busch
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 15)


In recent years, there has been further specification of the forms of therapy appropriate in neurological rehabilitation hospitals of stage II. The composition and monitoring of the therapy program (physiotherapy, ergotherapy, logopedics, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy) adapted to the functional disorders of each individual patient are of primary importance. The choice of the method of therapy is based on the clinical picture and on specific functional diagnostic methods, e.g. in the logopedic department the Aachen aphasia test, and in the neuropsychology department a group test battery with about 20 subtests. The mutual exchange of information between the various group therapists and the rehabilitation physician in regular conferences is very important. Discussion of physical treatment methods, occupational therapy, and logopedics. will be dispensed with here, but the work of the neuropsychologist in the rehabilitation clinic will be briefly described.


Occupational Therapy Brain Damage Epileptic Attack Rehabilitation Physician Hemispheric Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Busch
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  1. 1.Kliniken SchmiederNeurologisches RehabilitationskrankenhausGailingenGermany

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