Educational action in the rehabilitation of severe acquired brain injuries: the role of self-awareness

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Severe acquired brain injuries (ABI) cause a range of short-or long-term limitations in physical and neuropsychological abilities. The aim of rehabilitation is to promote the harmonious development of the individual through collaboration between medical and educational sciences, involved in the educability of the whole person, in which the aim is not only functional recovery but also social- reintegration. This “functional synergy” permits the development of the person, and establishes an indissoluble link between functions and attitudes, thus allowing the achievement of the greater possible autonomy. In this way classical and pedagogical rehabilitation may be combined in a single concept of educational action. To realize this integrated educational process it is important to evaluate and promote awareness development, based on the possibilities of brain plasticity and on the presence of multiple intelligences skillfully in-tertwined each other. Therefore, self-awareness plays a prime role in educational actions for the rehabilitation of persons with severe ABI.

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Daniela Silvestro - - IRCCS, Rehabilitation Hospital Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy - Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome

Maria Mazzetti - Maria Cecilia Hospital, GVM Care and Research, Cotignola (RA), Italy

Chiara Melia - IRCCS, Rehabilitation Hospital Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy

Maria Teresa Stagno - IRCCS, Rehabilitation Hospital Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy

Giovanni Augusto Carlesimo - IRCCS, Rehabilitation Hospital Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy Medicina dei Sistemi, University Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Umberto Bivona - IRCCS, Rehabilitation Hospital Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy

Rita Formisano - IRCCS, Rehabilitation Hospital Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy

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Silvestro, D., Mazzetti, M., Melia, C., Stagno, M. T., Carlesimo, G. A., Bivona, U., & Formisano, R. (2017). Educational action in the rehabilitation of severe acquired brain injuries: the role of self-awareness. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 53(1), 82-85. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/397
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