Sabrina Agnihotri

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To explore the barriers and enablers surrounding the transition from health care to home community settings for Aboriginal clients recovering from acquired brain injuries (ABI) in northwestern Ontario. RESEARCH DESIGN Participatory research design using qualitative methods. METHODS Focus groups conducted with clients with ABI, their(More)
BACKGROUND Prenatal alcohol exposure can have detrimental effects on a child's development of adaptive behaviors necessary for success in the areas of academic achievement, socialization, and self-care. Sensory processing abilities have been found to affect a child's ability to successfully perform adaptive behaviors. The current study explored whether(More)
Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) often demonstrate deficits in everyday memory (EM), which negatively impacts their recollection of recent experiences and the development of appropriate social skills. There is currently a lack of interventions focused on improving EM for these youth. Here we describe a study that will empirically(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)
OBJECTIVE To identify and summarize published literature that examined the effectiveness of social and community integration interventions for children and adolescents with ABI in order to provide recommendations regarding future research on this topic. METHODS A literature review was conducted to identify studies that focused on social and community(More)
BACKGROUND Concussion is the most common athletic injury in youth who are simultaneously undergoing rapid developmental changes in the brain, specifically the development of executive functions (EF). The developing brain is more vulnerable to concussive injury with a protracted and different trajectory of recovery than that of adults. Thus, there is a(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)
One of the most commonly reported injuries in children who participate in sports is concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Children and youth involved in organized sports such as competitive hockey are nearly six times more likely to suffer a severe concussion compared to children involved in other leisure physical activities. While the most(More)
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