This tip card helps families, caregivers and therapists caring for and treating adolescents and adults with brain injury identify safety concerns while still encouraging independence. A check list for independence rates the survivor’s abilities and challenges for physical skills, vision and hearing, thinking and learning, controlling behaviors, self awareness, and handling emotions. Because behavior is so often challenging for survivors, families and caregivers, this tip card discusses strategies for self protection, changing behavior and personal safety. This tip card can be used in the home or in rehabilitation or residential settings as it is a succinct tool for assessing the effects of traumatic brain injury on a survivor’s ability to function and live independently.
|Year||2007, second edition|