Neurofunctional approach to improve self-care skills in adults with brain damage

Academic Article


  • This article described the roles of the occupational therapist in developing self-care interventions for adults with brain damage and behavioral involvement. Interventions were based on the neurofunctional model suggested by Giles and Clark-Wilson (1993). Interventions incorporated psycho-social, cognitive, and functional training, and a total learning environment unique to occupational therapy. The treatment goals were to help the adults with brain damage learn, adjust and/or readapt so that they could function in their discharge environments with minimal supervision. Two case studies are used to illustrate the application of this model. © 1994 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Yuen HK
  • Start Page

  • 31
  • End Page

  • 45
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 4