While conventional in-clinic Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) rehabilitation serves the needs of the vast majority of patients many of whom go on to resume their lives a significant percentage of patients continue to have enduring cognitive disabilities despite long-term and skilled therapy. However, these patients can rapidly achieve gains which typically continue to increase toward substantial self-sufficiency when engaged in Collaboration Therapy (CT). CT is directed toward patient populations appropriate for a telehealth service who meet the following criteria: 1) patients have plateaued in conventional in-clinic therapy; 2) in-patients are too distant from an appropriate outpatient facility; and 3) individuals with TBI/ABI (acquired brain injury) are in unserved or underserved geographical areas. CT telehealth service is also valuable for High Achieving individuals – by occupational, avocational or educational achievement – who will often have difficulty with conventional rehabilitation. This paper describes CT, telehealth and presents seven case studies that provide context and detail to the CT model and outcomes.
Cole, PhD, Elliot and Starr, PhD, Larry M., "Collaboration Therapy: Telehealth Principles and Case Studies" (2021). School of Continuing and Professional Studies Faculty Papers. Paper 9.