Traumatic Brain Injury

Physical Improvement

  • Clients experience a 25% improvement in their physical abilities, including walking
  • Upon admission, most clients are severely impaired and unable to walk
  • At discharge most clients are walking independently with only mild impairments
Data collected between 1/2010 - 3/2015; sample size = 78. We use the Functional Gait Assessment to measure walking ability. Scores range from 0-30; 30 represents normal walking

Cognitive Changes

Clients experience significant improvements in their cognitive abilities, including memory and problem solving

  • On average we observe significant changes as clients go from requiring maximum to only minimal cues for memory and problem solving tasks
functional communication measure memory functional communication measure problem solving
Data collected between 1/2010 - 3/2015; sample size = 30.
We use the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association functional
communication measures to observe changes in problem solving abilities and memory. 7 = normal communication


Increased Independence

Supervision Rating Scale
  • Clients experience a significant decrease in the level of supervision they need, allowing them to return to their previous living environment
  • On average when clients are admitted to Casa Colina with a brain injury, they require full time direct or indirect supervision
  • At discharge clients only require parttime supervision. This allows more of our clients to return home and participate in community activities
Data collected between 1/2010 - 3/2015; sample size = 80. The Supervision Rating Scale measures the amount of supervision one may need from a licensed professional or caregiver. 0 = no supervision needed