The Assessment, Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Everyday Memory Problems: Selected papers of Barbara A. Wilson - World Library of Psychologists (Hardback)Barbara A. Wilson (author)
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In the World Library of Psychologists series, international experts present career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest work-extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings and their major theoretical and practical contributions.
This volume of self-selected papers recognises Professor Barbara A. Wilson's major contribution to the study of neuropsychology. Published over a 25-year period, the papers included here address the assessment, treatment and evaluation of rehabilitation provided to people who have memory difficulties arising from an injury or illness affecting the brain.
This selection of papers includes work on errorless learning, the natural history of the development of compensatory memory systems, paging systems developed to enhance independent daily living for memory impaired people and single-case experimental designs to appraise the response of individual patients. The final section includes a practical framework for understanding compensatory behaviour, a model of cognitive rehabilitation and a discussion of the dilemmas created by the different aims of neuroscience as opposed to those of clinicians.
This book will be of great interest to clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists, along with anyone who is interested in reducing the impact of memory problems on people who have suffered brain injury.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 25 mm
"Barbara Wilson has brought together in one volume a careful selection of exceptional studies that she and her collaborators have contributed to contemporary neuropsychological rehabilitation, particularly of everyday memory disabilities. These seminal studies coupled clinical experience and modern psychological theory on the nature of memory with the actual everyday needs of people with impairments in memory, resulting in innovative and effective interventions and inspired assessment tools." - Chris Code, University of Exeter, UK
"Barbara Wilson's research and clinical work has inspired generations of Psychologists, Allied Health Professionals, rehabilitation clients and participants in research. Her work has undoubtedly led to the alleviation of suffering and disability directly for those she has worked with, and indirectly, all around the world. She has become a world renown Psychologist for her tireless efforts to solve practical neuropsychological problems, and she has disseminated her views through publication, lectures and workshops everywhere. She has continued an astonishing work rate into her retirement. The consequences of her work has included the founding of rehabilitation services in the UK and internationally (for example there is a rehab unit named after her in Equador), as well as individually changing the behaviour and work practices of clinicians who have met her or read her work. This volume contains a reflective introduction that provides a great autobiographical summary of her scholarly work. In recent times Universities have grappled with the concept of translational research. Her impact and body of work illustrate that she has been translating research to patient benefit right from the start of her career, with a compelling ethic of compassion driving the work. For all these reasons this volume truly deserves its place in the World Library Series." - Andrew Bateman, Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, UK
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