Learn More
Growing evidence suggests that acquired brain injury (ABI) rehabilitation and research should be guided by a philosophy that focuses on: restoration, compensation, function and participation in all aspects of daily life. Such a broad, more pluralistic approach influences ABI rehabilitation research at a number of levels, including both the generation of(More)
INTRODUCTION Cognitive rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury can aid in optimizing function, independence, and quality of life by addressing impairments in attention, executive function, cognitive communication, and memory. This study aimed to identify and evaluate the methodological quality of clinical practice guidelines for cognitive(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES (1) To propose a model for consolidating and disseminating existing evidence relevant to cognitive-communication interventions after ABI. (2) To present the Cognitive-Communication Intervention Review Framework (CCIRF). (3) To outline future considerations for applying evidence to clinical practice. RESEARCH DESIGN Employment of a model(More)
OBJECTIVE To longitudinally examine objective and self-reported outcomes for recovery of cognition, communication, mood and participation in adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and co-morbid post-traumatic sleep/wake disorders. DESIGN Prospective, longitudinal, single blind outcome study. SETTING Community-based. PARTICIPANTS Ten adults with(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To assess aspects of cognition and communication, in response to the treatment of post-traumatic hypersomnia and mood disturbance. RESEARCH DESIGN A single case study; pre-post intervention. METHODS AND PROCEDURES The participant was a male with severe TBI and cognitive-communication impairments, who subsequently developed sleep and(More)
OBJECTIVE To empirically evaluate a method of treating adolescents with cognitive communication disorders, including pragmatic deficits, secondary to acquired brain injury (ABI) in a group setting by objectively measuring outcomes before treatment and immediately after treatment and at 6 months posttreatment. DESIGN A before-after trial with follow-up in(More)
INTRODUCTION Traumatic brain injury, due to its diffuse nature and high frequency of injury to frontotemporal and midbrain reticular activating systems, may cause disruption in many aspects of attention: arousal, selective attention, speed of information processing, and strategic control of attention, including sustained attention, shifting and dividing of(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous research has demonstrated the value of arts-based programs for adolescents with childhood brain disorder to facilitate social skills and participation. The current study extends this work by examining the feasibility and effectiveness of an arts-based intervention for youth with acquired brain injuries (ABI). METHODS A case study(More)
Purpose The Functional Assessment of Verbal Reasoning and Executive Strategies (FAVRES; MacDonald, 2005) test was designed for use by speech-language pathologists to assess verbal reasoning, complex comprehension, discourse, and executive skills during performance on a set of challenging and ecologically valid functional tasks. A recent French version of(More)
OBJECTIVE Arts-based programmes have been shown to be useful for individuals with disturbances in cognitive and behavioural functioning. The current case studies examined the feasibility and effectiveness of a theatre skills training programme to facilitate social skills and participation for adolescents with childhood brain disorder. METHODS A case study(More)