Stimulate useful skills often lost through right brain injury, with this much-improved revised version of the classic right brain workbooks. With Lessons for the Right Brain, Second Edition, there is strong emphasis on reading, writing, and higher-level language skills. Designed for home practice, either in conjunction with a therapist or as independent practice for people who have had an injury or stroke on the right side of the brain, the exercises in these workbooks are useful for many types of problems.
There has been much recent research on neural plasticity – the mechanism by which the brain learns new behaviors. When you work on a variety of tasks that require focused attention such as the activities in Lessons for the Right Brain, Second Edition, you improve the brain's neural plasticity. These workbooks have been thoroughly revised to help people focus attention and concentration, practice looking to the left side of the page, and improve visual perception.
New to this edition:
Updated activities that allow for extended practice opportunities
Enlarged print for easier reading
An answer section encourages the patient to self correct
New exercises that reflect current RHD thinking and changes in life styles
A dark line vertically in the left margin of every page to address one of the most prominent deficits associated with RHD which is left neglect.
Added exercises that facilitate logical, sequential and integrative thinking skills and as a result, more logical verbal expression and minimized confabulation associated with RHD
Incorporation of activities not easily found elsewhere that target decreased prosody, decreased comprehension of humor, impaired comprehension of figurative language and decreased emotional expression and comprehension
Activities that increase the patient's self-awareness of visuoperceptual deficits, deficits in attention and short term memory and executive functioning
Activities that address deficits in facial recognition and recall
Complete Set Includes: 1 each of 4 one-time use workbooks: Working with Functional Information, Attention and Visual Perception, Visual Memory and Higher Level Language, Reading, Writing and Visual Processing.
Authors: Kathleen A. Baines and Pamela Crowe Miller