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The Invisible Brain Injury: Cognitive Impairments in Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke and other Acquired Brain Pathologies

The Invisible Brain Injury: Cognitive Impairments in Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke and other Acquired Brain Pathologies
 

The Invisible Brain Injury recounts, in her own words, the experience of Aurora Lassaletta; a clinical psychologist who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after a traffic accident. Presenting her unique dual perspective as both a patient and a clinician, Aurora highlights th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780367254049
Barcode 9780367254049
Release Date 13 December 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Lassaletta Atienza, Aurora
Series After Brain Injury: Survivor Stories
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ISBN-13 9780367254049
ISBN-10 0367254042
Stock Release date is 13 December 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Release Date 13 December 2019
International Release Date 4 January 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lassaletta Atienza, Aurora
Series After Brain Injury: Survivor Stories
Category Social Work
Physiological & Neuro-Psychology
Psychiatry
Speech & Language Disorders & Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Rehabilitation
Family, Home & Self Help
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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The Invisible Brain Injury recounts, in her own words, the experience of Aurora Lassaletta; a clinical psychologist who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after a traffic accident. Presenting her unique dual perspective as both a patient and a clinician, Aurora highlights the less visible cognitive, emotional and behavioural symptoms common to ABI. This moving account showcases Aurora's growing awareness of her impairments, their manifestation in daily life, how they are perceived, or not, by others, and the tools that helped her survive. Each chapter combines Aurora's perspective with the scientific view of a professional neuropsychologist or physiatrist who provide commentaries her various symptoms. This book is valuable reading for professionals involved in neurorehabilitation, clinical neuropsychology students and those touched by brain injury. It is a must read for any individual, who are an essential part of the rehabilitation, adjustment and acceptance process involved with TBI.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Aurora Lassaletta writes an insightful and engaging account of the consequences of her brain injury which is truly inspiring. This book succinctly describes and demonstrates with such clarity the invisible consequences of TBI that so many experience but find it tricky to explain. Throughout the book she takes us on a journey through these consequences and how she comes to learn to work with them to lessen their impact on her day to day life. Her honesty and openness about the ongoing process of acceptance and reflections on identity within this context is so important in gaining insight into the psychological challenges faced following a TBI. This book will be of great value to those who have experienced a brain injury and their families as well as clinicians and researchers working in the field. I would encourage everyone to read this book who has experience of or interest in the impact of acquired brain injury. Thank you for sharing your experiences. - Fiona Ashworth, DClinPsych, AFBPsS, Anglia Ruskin University, UK Wow! This book captures the essence of the brain injury experience brilliantly. It is written in clear language that is easy to read and digest, addressing all the common challenges that people with brain injuries and their families go through in a way that few other such books have done. As both a clinical psychologist and a brain injury survivor, Aurora Lassaletta uniquely applies insightfulness and keen observation to her personal journey from normal life to injury and on through years of rehabilitation and personal growth. Her message of perseverance and hard work and hope is an inspiration not only for survivors and their families, but also for professionals, who will undoubtedly re-think their stereotypes of rehabilitation as mostly impairment-based and only relevant in the acute stages of injury. I can't wait to have the book in hand to recommend to my colleagues and clients with brain injuries alike. - Jill Winegardner, Ph.D., Director of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio USA. This book, written by a colleague, provides a moving, honest and brave account of the experience of suffering a traumatic brain injury. The narrative and commentary vividly brings to the reader the sheer determination, professional support, and resilience required to make the long journey back to living a meaningful life after suffering a traumatic brain injury. It is essential reading for all of those interested in the real story of what long-term rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury actually entails for many people. - Rudi Coetzer, DClinPsy, School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK.

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Author's Bio

Aurora Lassaletta had to stop her work as a psychotherapist in a public mental health service in 2005 due to her TBI. She undertook a path of learning and improvement that she still follows today. At her new pace, Aurora enjoys helping other survivors learn to live with acquired brain injury through psychological support groups.

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