Brain Injury Program
Components of a Brain Injury Program:
Case Coordination Services - the Occupational Therapist liaises with all other involved health professionals to ensure a collaborative and cost effective approach is utilized. Relates pertinent information to the case manager; and consults with the family physician.
Life Skills Training - increasing independence in daily living (home management tasks, meal preparation, and transportation) through compensatory strategies.
Cognitive Screening & Remediation - providing strategies to compensate for cognitive deficits and exercises to improve areas where limitations have been identified.
Physical Conditioning Programs - improving general tolerances, physical status, balance, increasing productivity, structure in daily routine, and self-esteem.
Vocational Programs - developing work readiness skills and exploring vocational interests through volunteer or work placements.
Community Integration - assisting the individual in accessing social, recreational and leisure programs.
Benefits of the Brain Injury Program:
The goal is to assist the client to optimize his or her functional ability, promote independence, facilitate community integration, and return to work or productive activities. One-to-one training may be provided by a Rehabilitation Assistant or by a Job Coach.