Daily Living Functional Rehabilitation Activity Manual

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by Barbara Messenger, M.Ed, ABDA and Niki Ziarnek, MS, CCC- SLP/L

Qualification Level: U (not required)

Brain injury rehabilitation manual with functional activities on daily living for brain injury programmes and adults with disabilities.

Full Description

This manual teaches a therapeutic style of interaction using a step-by-step format. Someone with little or no experience in working with persons with disabilities can pick up these manuals and immediately be able to interact in a therapeutic manner while facilitating independence.

Can be used by any caregiver including direct care staff, nurses, therapists, family, teachers, and aides. They can be used with children or adults with any type of neurological condition involving social, cognitive and behavioral challenges. Useful for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programmes, community programmes, residential settings, schools and at home.

This manual features worksheets and data forms for tracking performance and outcomes, with full instructions for administration. Each activity has a documentation form for easy inclusion in clinical records.

Includes over 50 activities and documentation sheets on...

  •     grooming and hygiene
  •     housekeeping and cleaning
  •     home and kitchen safety
  •     meal planning/grocery shopping
  •     cooking


Personal Hygiene

  •     Grooming and Hygiene Checklist
  •     Learning to Brush Teeth
  •     Flossing Teeth
  •     Dental Hygiene Survey
  •     Learning to Wash Hair
  •     Learning to Shave
  •     Learning to Shower
  •     Proper Hand Washing
  •     Steps for Clean Healthy Fingernails
  •     Steps for Clean Healthy Toenails
  •     Steps for Painting Nails
  •     Medication Checklist

Household Activities

  •     Sorting Clothes for Washing
  •     Washing Clothes
  •     Folding Clothes
  •     Making a Bed
  •     Tips for Home Safety
  •     Learning to Sew on a Button
  •     Cleaning my Room
  •     Cleaning the House

Cooking Activities

  •     Basic Food Preparation
  •     Basic Food Preparation Tips
  •     Recipe Preparation Tips
  •     Basic Tips For Measuring
  •     Tips for Quick and Easy Cooking
  •     Actively Watching Television Cooking Shows
  •     Prepare a Beverage
  •     Learning to Make Coffee
  •     Baking A Cake
  •     Making an Easy  Pie
  •     Making Easy  Bread
  •     Easy Tasty Meatballs
  •     Pigs in a Blanket
  •     Quick and Easy Main Dish Recipes
  •     Quick and Easy Dessert Recipes

Cooking Safety

  •     Basic Cooking Safety Tips
  •     Cooking Hot Foods
  •     Using Kitchen Equipment Safely
  •     Kitchen Safety
  •     Cooking Safety Quiz
  •     Responding to Safety Issues in the Kitchen

Meal Planning and Shopping

  •     Weekly Meal Plan
  •     Create a Food Inventory for Grocery Shopping
  •     Meal Planning and Prep Activity for a Group Picnic
  •     Planning Grocery Shopping Checklist
  •     How to Use Grocery Coupons/Activity
  •     Strategies for Using Grocery Coupons/Activity

Dining Activities

  •     Setting the Table
  •     General Table Manners
  •     Loading the Dishwasher

6 Extra Functional Rehabilitation Activity Documentation Forms


Importance of Functional Rehabilitation

During seven years of providing brain injury rehabilitation in a residential facility in numerous capacities including direct care staff, rehabilitation therapist, case manager and speech therapists, I learned the importance of functional rehabilitation. Functional rehabilitation involves teaching basic skills that are related to the everyday activities which are needed for individuals to become more independent with a variety of tasks. It has been my experience that direct care staff tend to view their role as one of making sure basic needs are met regardless of an individual’s participation in meeting these needs, as opposed to teachers who facilitate learning new skills. When staff or family members interact in a way that only ensures basic needs are met, without a focus on increasing independence, the opportunity for providing functional rehabilitation is lost. The individual with a disability does not learn the necessary skills to become independent because these tasks are done for the individual.

A tremendous need was realised- how do we as clinicians teach direct care staff how to provide functional therapy? The skill of knowing how to teach basic everyday activities, ones that are taken for granted by a person without a disability, in a positive therapeutic manner, is very much a learned skill. However, learning how to interact in a way that teaches others how to perform activities more independently takes experience, time, appropriate models, and a willingness to learn how to interact differently.

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  • Model: AFRM
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  • Published by: Lash & Associates

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 04 May, 2012.