Holistic Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Holistic brain injury (BI) rehabilitation is an approach to postacute (posthospital) rehabilitation following brain injury that is directed at the “whole person.” As such, holistic programs include interventions that target cognitive, affective, behavioral, physical, social, and vocational difficulties and barriers confronting the person with BI.
Holistic brain injury rehabilitation was pioneered by Yehuda Ben-Yishay, Ph.D., in the 1980s, and elaborated by George P. Prigatano, Ph.D.
Rehabilitation planning based on a comprehensive assessment
Individualized goal setting
Outcome-oriented rehabilitation planning
High intensity of rehabilitation programming
References and Readings
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