Brain Injury is injury to an individuals brain sustained from either a blow or jolt to the head, or a penetrating injury that disrupt the function of the brain. Other acquired brain injury can be sustained due to causes such as infections, tumors, blood clots, strokes, seizures, metabolic disorders, or lack of oxygen to the brain. The severity of the injury may range from brief changes in consciousness to more extended period of unconsciousness. The injury may result in short- or long-term difficulties and impair independent functioning.
Our rehabilitation psychology services for brain injury at the Rowan Center for Behavioral Medicine strives to assist individuals with brain injury to improve their quality of life through advancing their health, maximizing productivity, and participation in life activities. Because brain injury is often associated with cognitive, mood, and/or behavioral problems psychologists are able to assist patient overcome these difficulties with treatments that are geared toward minimize disability and maximize productivity.The services we offer includes evaluation by neuropsychologist and regular, on-going follow-up visits with a Psychologist who specializes in Rehabilitation Service. More specifically we offer diagnostic assessment, individual and group therapy for cognitive difficulties and adjustment to disability and emotional difficulties, family therapy and education, independent living skills, socialization skills, and school or job counseling. Treatments typically involves providing strategies, coaching, support to improve function in the real world.
We will also take every step to ensure that care is coordinated with the patient’s neurologist, primary care doctor and other treating providers when appropriate. We strive to offer a holistic approach to treatment.