I International Symposium on
Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation
Centro de Reabilitação Profissional de Gaia (Portugal) | 26 a 28 October.2006
Opening session
Neuropsychological assessment for treatment purposes
Muriel Lezak (Ph.D)
Oregon Health Sciences University (USA)
Chair: Sandra Guerreiro
Coffee break and Poster session
The holistic approach: in theory and practice
Yehuda Ben-Yishay (Ph.D)
New York University Medical Center, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (New
York – EUA)
Unawareness syndrome following TBI: diagnostic, remedial and prognostic
George Prigatano(Ph.D)
Barrow Neurological Institute St. Joseph’s (Phoenix – Arizona – USA)
Chair: São Luís Castro
Lunch Break
Brain plasticity related to environment stimulation
Alexandre Castro-Caldas (Ph.D)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portugal)
Learning theories and the evidence based rehabilitation’ strategies.
Carlos Fernandes (Ph.D.)
Universidade de Aveiro
Epidemiology of traumatic brain injury in Portugal: 2000 – 2004
São Luís Castro (Ph.D)
Universidade do Porto
TBI caused by work injuries and rehabilitation
Fernando Barbosa (Ph.D)
Universidade do Porto
Chair: Pierre North
Centre Readaptation Moulhuse
Coffee break and Poster session
1. Beatriz Baldivia, et al.: Assesment and neuropsychological rehabilitation of
traumatic brain injury: experience report from centro paulista de neuropsicologia
(CNP –Reab), Brazil
2. Ligia Santos et. al. : Neuropsychological outcomes after pediatric traumatic brain
3. Luis Maia: Multiple sclerosis, Luria Nebraska Battery, neuropsychological
4. Gert Geurtsen et. al.: The brain integration rehabilitation program: a new holistic
neuropsychological treatment approach for brain injury.
5. Sandra Guerreiro, et al.: Neuropsychological rehabilitation – five years
experience in CRPG
6. Rui Aragão: Identity and rehabilitation of people with neuropsychological injuries:
contributions from neuropsychoanalysis
Discussion (10 minutes)
Chair: Yehuda Ben-Yishay
Round table with George Prigatano, Muriel Lezak and Yehuda Ben-Yishay
Chair: Pierre North
Centre Réadaptation Mulhouse
Closing remarks
Porto de Honra / Porto Wine tasting
1. Ana Mota: Overview of neuropsychological approach to multiple sclerosis
2. Beatriz Baldivia, et al.: Neuropsychology rehabilitation of multiple sclerosis: a case report of
declarative memory impairment.
3. Bruno Peixoto, et al.: Executive functions in the spectre of hepatic dysfunction.
4. Gilberto Pereira, et al: Comparison of the results of the brief cognitive screening battery, the
mini mental state examination and the dementia rating scale of Mattis.
5. Isabel Almeida, et al.: Neuropsychological outcomes – case study
6.. Jorge Alvoeiro, et al.: Orientation, concentration and selective attention in the unemployed
7. Sergio Fabela: Family adjustment process to brain injury
8. Susana Silva et. al : Contributes of neuropsychology for the evaluation and rehabilitation of a
severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)
9. Susana Silva et. al : Neuropsychological rehabilitation: proposed exercises
10. Susana Silva et. al.: Wisconsin card sorting test in neuropsychological rehabilitation:
alternative versions
27 and 28.October
Specialization Course on Clinical and Therapeutic Communication
The course will last 2 days (12 hours) and will be conducted by George Prigatano and Yehuda
Ben-Yishay. The target audience will be psychologists, ocupational therapists e speech
therapists that work with patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). It will show:
How to formulate a master plan for tackling cognitive, personal, and family issues of
TBI patients
How to communicate with the patient, his or her family, friends, and other SO’s
This course is limited to the maximum og 30 registrations. Role playing exercises will be used.
Participants will be divided into 2 groups (15 people each). Each group will spend 4 hours with
George Prigatano and Yehuda Ben-Yishay, providing the participants with the opportunity to
observe different perspectives and styles. On Saturday, there will be a joint activity of questions
and answers.
Group A
Group B
09h – 13h
George Prigatano
Yehuda Ben-Yishay
14h – 18h
Yehuda Ben-Yishay
George Prigatano
09h – 13h
Questions & Answers
George Prigatano e Yehuda Ben-Yishay

Programa Simpósio INGVF