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Research Article
Issue Date: June 01, 1988
Published Online: June 05, 2014
Updated: June 13, 2018
A Therapeutic Work Program for Head-Injured Adults
Author Affiliations
  • Jill Leffler Lyons, OTR/L, is in private practice working as a clinical consultant in occupational therapy. (Mailing address: 9 Hemlock Road, Westford, Massachusetts 01886.)
  • Amy Ripple Morse, OTR/L, is Referral Specialist, New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, Portland, Maine
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Traumatic Brain Injury / Features
Research Article   |   June 01, 1988
A Therapeutic Work Program for Head-Injured Adults
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1988, Vol. 42, 364-370. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.42.6.364
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1988, Vol. 42, 364-370. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.42.6.364
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Abstract

The Therapeutic Work Program operates in an ambulatory care setting and aids in assessing and developing prevocational skills in adults with head injuries. The program has eight phases, including initial evaluation, individual and group treatment, and prevocational assessment and treatment. We conducted a phone survey to evaluate the program’s effectiveness and found that 79% of the 29 respondents participated in occupational activities (i.e., they were competitive or volunteer employees, homemakers, or students), a greater percentage than reported by other prevocational programs for patients with head injuries.