Strokes Essay

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Strokes

Neurologic clinics:

Provides an overview of stroke rehabilitation covering patient management in the acute, subacute, and chronic phases of poststroke treatment. Cognitive, behavioral, and functional assessment in the subacute poststroke phase is discussed, neuropsychiatric problems occurring during this phase are identified, and cognitive deficits and perceptual deficits encountered during occupational therapy are described. Speech, recreational, and music therapy and social support services are also considered.

Rehabilitation Psychology:

Objective: To investigate the efficacy of music therapy techniques as an aid in improving mood and social interaction after traumatic brain injury or stroke. Design: Eighteen
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Soon after the onset of stroke, patients usually experience a major emotional turbulence due to loss of motor, language, or cognitive capacities. The primary goal of art therapy in stroke rehabilitation is to help patients process and readapt to the multiple aspects of this new situation. The case of a 51-yr-old male stroke patient is presented to illustrate the use of this therapeutic model.

Handbook of Rehab. Psychology:

Constraint-induced (CI) movement therapy greatly increases the amount of use of an impaired upper extremity in patients with chronic stroke by repeatedly practicing use of the stroke-affected arm and constraining use of the unaffected arm. This new approach to physical rehabilitation elaborated from basic research in behavioral psychology and neuroscience. This chapter provides a brief exploration of reasons why psychologists are not regularly involved in motor rehabilitation research and practice, a discussion of the importance of basic research for progress in rehabilitation, and a sketch of the contributions of basic behavioral psychology and neuroscience research to rehabilitation psychology. The authors also review the basic research on which CI therapy is founded, provide a model explaining the operation

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