Level 9: Purposeful – appropriate
Stand-by Assistance on Request
By this stage he should be able to recall past and recent events and connect them.
- Can re-learn higher level tasks like driving and job training.
- Can carry out routines on his own, but may ask for help if he’s not sure how to do it.
Level 10: Purposeful – appropriate
By now he should be able to finish activities on his own, even though he may need more time.
- Is able to set his personal and work goals.
- Can monitor himself in social situations.
- Can acknowledge other people’s needs and feelings.
Although he may seem back to normal, he may feel depressed once in a while. Living with a brain injury is a life-long process and he’ll need support from his family and friends just like anyone else.
How you can help: Levels 9 and 10
- Keep offering emotional support and encouragement.
- Let him make her own choices; however, be ready to help if asked or when needed.
- Be patient and tactful.
It’s a delicate balance to encourage the person to be independent but still be there for support when he’s dealing with the world. Congratulate yourself whenever you’re successful!