Congratulations to Ashley Christin.
She just got a new job working with adults with brain injuries! Very pleased to hear this good news.
She hasn't started working yet because the company doesn't have recreational therapy - until now! She is one of a few rec therapists who'll be developing the service.
She was wondering if people knew any assessment tools that could she could use to evaluate clients.
Any help would be appreciated.
Regret to say that I don’t know of any personally. My professional experience is psychiatric and pediatric settings. I have little experience of rehabilitation and/ or working with people with brain injuries.
Ask other departments that are currently employed in this setting. Ask the physical therapists if they’re aware of any good assessments and measurement tools that could be useful. They may have solutions.
I’ll also post your question in a few more places:
a.) therapeutic recreation forum:
b.) Will ask Dr. David Austin to post question and comments at his blog. Here is the link to his blog. He'll probably post your question soon.
c.) ATRA blog. Are you an ATRA member? If so, you can read their blog. I encourage you to join ATRA. I’ll get back to you if I hear anything from their posts.
Email me at DannyCTRS “at” Hotmail.Com
[Notice the @ has been replaced with “at” to prevent spam.
Received email from Dr. David Austin.
Here are his comments:
Two suggestions for your friend:
(1) Have her contact Prof. Youngkhill Lee (at Calvin College) who has expertise in physical rehab. He is a friend of mine and she can mention my name when she contacts him. His email is youngkhill "at" gmail.com
(2) have her check Joan berlingame's book on standardized instruments in RT (The "Red Book.") Hope this helps. Best, Dave"
Dr. Austin sent another email today (Dec. 28th). He said:
You may wish to check with Prof Carmen Russenello at East Carolina. Dave
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