By Michael P. Barnes

Reading the expansion development in the direction of group rehabilitation in neurology, this booklet is directed in the direction of all clinicians concerned with neurorehabilitation. The examine analyzes group rehabilitation wishes from varied foreign views that come with the perspectives of disabled humans, rehabilitation clinicians and repair services. Many examples of neighborhood rehabilitation plans are offered, and supplemental case reviews spotlight the most matters. Chapters additionally hide the disabled baby in the neighborhood and neuropsychological rehabilitation.

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These individuals will often work under the guidance and supervision of individual therapists and nurses who may have been initially involved in the goal setting and management process. Regrettably, no nationally recognized formal training for such individuals yet exists. 28 M. P. Barnes and H. Radermacher Virtually all rehabilitation teams who have to deal with people with neurological disabilities need the full complement of professional advice and support. This should include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, clinical psychology, nursing and rehabilitation medicine input.

In most countries the speciality is now a recognized entity but still most rehabilitation professionals work in a postacute hospital setting. Whilst this provides a valuable service to some disabled people, particularly those who have recently had a stroke or head injury, this development does mean that most disabled people are marginalized and do not have access to any form of rehabilitation team. The political situation is 23 Basic principles and models of delivery changing, with an increased emphasis on community in many countries and consequently increased resources and professionals with a specific remit to work in the community.

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