- SELF STUDY MODULES
- 1. Intro to TBI
- 2. Communication
- 3. Skills for independence
- 4. Cognitive changes
- 5. Behaviour changes
- 6. Sexuality
- 7. Case management
- 8. Supervising staff
- 9. Mobility & motor control
- 10. Mental health & TBI:
- 11. Mental health problems
and TBI: diagnosis
- 12. Working with Families
after Traumatic Injury:
5.8 Take home messages
- Specific changes following TBI include changes in the areas of information processing, memory, cognition/thinking, personality/behaviour, and level of activity.
- There are specific strategies that can be employed to deal with these changes.
- It is important to be able to identify potential triggers of anger, as well as when a person is demonstrating ‘early warning signals’ that they are becoming angry.
- Management strategies start with analysing the problem behaviour, using the checklist
- There are behaviour management techniques and concepts that can be useful in managing behaviour changes following a TBI.
- To better understand how to manage anger is is useful to understand the principles of anger that include:
- a scale of anger - for example calm (no anger) to aggressive. - a model of anger showing triggers and responses - recognition that anger can be a secondary feeling
- Managing an escalating situation involves maintaining self control, a safe distance, and a non-confrontational body stance, analysing the situation, deciding on an intervention, and reviewing the intervention.