Assessment

Once instructions have been received a full rehabilitation assessment is carried out within 28 days.

This takes place in the injured person's home, social, community and educational environments and covers a range of occupational therapy and neuropsychology issues. The client will be assessed both with family members present and without and it will be carried out by highly qualified and experienced neuro-Occupational Therapist. They will assess the injured person and also assess the family to identify their ability to embrace a rehabilitation programme. In some case a clinical neuropsychologist will be involved.

Assessment typicallyis made up of 3 separate units:

Neuropsychologist's assessment
Assessment by a Senior Programme Manager of the families ability to embrace/support a rehabilitation programme
One of reach's Programme Managers (a qualified Neuro-Occupational Therapist), will assess the ongoing deficits and capabilities following the TBI.

Where we do recommend home based rehabilitation, we also include predictions of the likely clinical outcomes - for quality of life, the level of independence achievable and the likelihood of a return to some sort of employment or vocational activity.

While generally home based rehabilitation is the method of choice for most brain injured adults and almost all children, in cases where a programme is unlikely to achieve the type of improvement to which all parties aspire we will state it unequivocally in our initial assessment.

assessment report and rehabilitation proposal

reviewed by insurers and/or solicitors

rehabilitation programme agreed

start of programme

initial focus report, based on goals

delivery of rehabilitation programme

interim progress report (8 weeks)

end of programme and evaluation report

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