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Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect (Hardback)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect (Hardback)

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect (Hardback)

Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 28/07/2014
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The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect is a groundbreaking treatment for those suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This strategy is different from most others because it is individually designed for each client and focuses on the cognitive retraining of the brain based on pre-injury lifestyle as well as the organic damage to the brain, rather than the disability alone.

Starting in the community, after the acute and in-patient rehabilitation phases of recovery have been completed, the Lefaivre Rainbow Effect maximizes the recovery process by positioning the TBI survivor to be a motivated participant in the arduous journey of recovery.

Key features:

Provides tools and templates for managing the individualized treatment and integration process, including additional material available for downloadAddresses physical, emotional, and cognitive deficits with a strong influence on participation in life activitiesIncludes the unique theory of the traumatically induced dysfunctional family, with the aim to preserve the family unit and reduce the overall loss for the survivor of brain injuryFeatures a practical approach, including chapter summaries, case studies, diagrams, and templatesOffers guidance on producing an Independent Medical Evaluation and preparing effectively for cross examination in recognition of the adversarial aspect of many TBI cases

This essential text demonstrates how rehabilitation professionals, including occupational therapists, doctors, nurses, social workers, speech pathologists, and neuropsychologists, can use the Lefaivre Rainbow Effect in their practices to improve therapeutic outcomes for their clients.

Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
ISBN: 9781482228243
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 18 mm


" ... the vital piece that has been missing in the treatment of traumatic brain injury. ... brilliantly uncovers and develops strategies to manage the unique stress experience for each patient and makes insightful use of the brain's enhanced capacity to grow while pursuing pre-injury interests and motivations."
-David I. Levy, MD, Neurosurgeon, University of California, San Diego

"This is a valuable resource for healthcare practitioners working with TBI clients because it provides a unique approach to community integration. It also offers many practical suggestions on how to work with brain injury clients and their families."
-Cristy Daniel, EdD, OT, College of St. Mary for Doody's Review Service

"From a litigation point of view, there is no better way to prepare your evidence for trial than to follow the Rainbow Effect rehabilitation approach. Whether you are a survivor, a family member, a medical /rehabilitation expert, or a lawyer, read this book-it was a game changer for me and it will be for you as well."
-David Marr, Personal Injury Lawyer, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

"Chris Lefaivre puts forth a framework that truly reflects the best elements of person-centered care."
-Tina M. Trudel, PhD, President, Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Centers and Specialty Hospitals, USA

"Through her longstanding extraordinary experience in the therapy of (TBI) survivors, Christine Lefaivre succeeds in transcending primary organic damage with a multi-modal therapeutic approach."
-Dr. Michael Starke, Radiologist, Federal Armed Forces Hospital Berlin, Germany

"Chris Lefaivre's portrayal of working with her clients, their families, and the treatment team is inspirational. ... This well written and accessible book is truly a must-read for all health and social workers, legal professionals, family members, employers and indeed anyone involved in the support of traumatically brain injured individuals."
-Deborah Buszard, PhD, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of British Columbia

" ... [it] provides a multi-modal, multi-disciplinary model that stages interventions for the survivor, the family, and the community (e.g. school, workplace), so that recovery is maximized."
-Bill de Bosch Kemper, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

"As I read Lefaivre's work, I was astounded by her complete understanding that the best chance for functional recovery and optimal psychological benefit is when the TBI client is in their pre-injury environment, versus an institutional setting ... What a gift this text is to the world of traumatic brain injury treatment and patient care in general."
-Gaye Gould, MSW, RSW, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

"I strongly recommend this book. It's not just an important teaching tool for professionals but a guide for families as well. Christine has provided an excellent framework for TBI management-with tools, templates, diagrams, case studies, and practical resource material for managing individualized treatment. It offers an insightful and common-sense approach you will refer to often."
-Diane M. Wilson, mother of TBI daughter

"What makes this book unique and a must-read for any clinician working in community brain injury rehabilitation is the attention to topics that are not traditionally addressed in similar texts: business practices, litigation, future care cost analyses, case management, quality statistics, and complex family dynamics."
-Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy

"In this 15-chapter book on Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation author Ms. Christine Lefaivre (Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia) has methodically elucidated a new model: The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect, exclusively for the rehabilitation of TBI. Based on her vast clinical experience of 26 years with TBI patients, she has developed this model which appears to be simple and can be implemented conveniently ... The core of this model is based on the principles of human spirit, forgiveness, acceptance, and hope.

The model comprises medical as well as occupational assumptions such as brain plasticity, client centered ness, environment, adaptation, and therapeutic devices. In most of the chapters, numerous case studies are highlighted that make this book effortless to appreciate and apply clinically. ... In conclusion, the book may be clinically helpful for the rehabilitation of TBI clients. The concepts will enhance the understanding of TBI and related issues. The principles of the novel model may also be utilized for other neurological disabilities. The occupational therapists, co-professionals, students, family members, employer, and insurance executives may benefit a lot from this book."
-Dr. Kamal Narayan Arya, MOT, PhD, in The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 47, Issue 2, May - August 2015

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