Assessment and Intervention with Patients with Severe Disorders of Consciousness

Assessment and Intervention with Patients with Severe Disorders of Consciousness Adv Neurodev Disord (2017) 1:196–202 DOI 10.1007/s41252-017-0025-5 COMMENTARY Assessment and Intervention with Patients with Severe Disorders of Consciousness 1 1 2 3 Giulio E. Lancioni & Andrea Bosco & Mark F. O’Reilly & Jeff Sigafoos & Marta Olivetti Belardinelli Published online: 31 May 2017 Springer International Publishing 2017 Introduction 2014b; Lotze et al. 2011;Papeet al. 2015). Those procedures indicate diverse types of emphasis and theoretical back- Much attention has been devoted to assessment and interven- grounds, which have clear implications (a) for the role of the tion with patients with disorders of consciousness (i.e., pa- assessment (for deciding whether the functioning level of the patient should be determined prior to the intervention) and (b) tients whose consciousness is affected by damage to the brain) (Bodien and Giacino 2016; Giacino et al. 2014; Gosseries for the role of the patient within the intervention program set et al. 2016; Laureys et al. 2006; Lopez-Rolon 2017; Stokes up for him or her (Hauger et al. 2015, 2017;Lancioniet al. et al. 2016). Regarding assessment, the main viewpoint in 2014a). The goal of this paper is to reflect on both assessment recent literature underlines the importance of reliably deter- and intervention by providing a Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Springer Journals

Assessment and Intervention with Patients with Severe Disorders of Consciousness

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