Case Studies

Case Studies

Here at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center we help one person at a time. Many of our clients were considered “outliers,” their behavior too difficult to manage.

Case Studies

Case Study 1: Day at the Fair - WI Case

On a beautiful, idyllic summer’s evening spent attending a Midwestern state fair Mr. Able and his companion found themselves the objects of harassment by a local gang. Mr. Able was brutally assaulted with a tire iron as he attempted to defend himself and his companion. The attack left Mr. Able with a skull fracture, subdural hematoma, and comatose. Mr. Able required significant rehabilitation following the attack and upon discharge from hospitalization reported unmanageable pain which he addressed through the use of alcohol, prescription drugs, and marijuana and methamphetamines.

The Lakeview interdisciplinary team worked intensively with Mr. Able addressing his medical and cognitive needs. Neuropsychological assessment was performed to assess the level of Mr. Able’s deficits and treatment was begun to address his memory deficits and the symptoms of his Post Traumatic Stress resulting from his attack.

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Case Study 2: Aggressive Youth at Home

Mandy was referred to a State Hospital due to an increase in aggressive behavior. She remained at the hospital for 6 months prior to admitting to Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center. She was referred for evaluation of cognitive, psychological, and academic status to aid in educational and treatment planning.

Mandy had behavioral, cognitive and functioning problems since the onset of severe intractable seizures at age 5. The seizures were so severe that some resulted in respiratory and/or cardiac arrest. The decision was made at age 6 that Mandy needed a left temporal lobe resection to stop these recurrent unmanageable seizures. Unfortunately, she suffered a stroke post operatively. Her mother reported that after the surgery everything had changed, from the way she talked to the way she walked, to her personality in general. The surgery was partially successful and resulted in fewer, less intense seizures. At the age of 10 a vagal nerve stimulator was placed but the seizures continued.

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