This is a part of the Hot Topic podcast series from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center on TBI and Depression. Dr. Samantha Artherholt discusses Adjustments to Therapy for TBI Patients.
For a therapist who has not worked with brain injury patients before, I think it’s really critical to remember that the patient may have some specific areas of cognitive deficit that you really need to pay attention to and to be able to work around. So, it could be things like memory or focus. So, you really just may need to maybe repeat things more often or provide materials in a written format where you wouldn’t usually do that.
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