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At what point after a spinal cord injury is a psychological evaluation made?

At what point after a spinal cord injury is a psychological evaluation made?

Heather Taylor, PhD

Psychologist/Director of Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Services, TIRR Memorial Hermann - Houston

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Ideally it’s right away, but a lot of times when individuals first come into the picture, there’s this huge adjustment to the trauma and what that was, so that psychological evaluation is very different than the next stage, which would be... Show More

Ideally it’s right away, but a lot of times when individuals first come into the picture, there’s this huge adjustment to the trauma and what that was, so that psychological evaluation is very different than the next stage, which would be adjusting to “Where am I now? What does this mean?” So right away I encourage psychological evaluations to be involved and continued to be included in the rehab process.

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At what point after a spinal cord injury is a psychological evaluation made?

Heather Taylor, PhD

Psychologist/Director of Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Services, TIRR Memorial Hermann - Houston

More Videos by Heather Taylor
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Ideally it’s right away, but a lot of times when individuals first come into the picture, there’s this huge adjustment to the trauma and what that was, so that psychological evaluation is very different than the next stage, which would be adjusting to “Where am I now? What does this mean?” So right away I encourage psychological evaluations to be involved and continued to be included in the rehab process.

At what point after a spinal cord injury is a psychological evaluation made?
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