The rehabilitation of attention

Manly, T., Fish, J. and Robertson, I. H. (2010) The rehabilitation of attention. In: Gurd, J. M., Kischka, U. and Marshall, J. C. (eds.) Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 97-119. ISBN 9780199234110 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.006)

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This chapter examines various attempts to enhance the natural recovery of attentional processes, or to better manage the consequences of impairment, following brain injury acquired in adulthood. The results reviewed give grounds for cautious optimism. However, rehabilitation is about working with patients to achieve functional goals in everyday life. If the promising findings showing changes on neuropsychological tests are to usefully filter through to clinical care, the extent to which these translate into meaningful functional improvements must be evaluated.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fish, Dr Jessica
Authors: Manly, T., Fish, J., and Robertson, I. H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Publisher:Oxford University Press
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