The behavioural treatment of verbal interaction skills following severe head injury: a single case study.

Abstract

This study reports the improvement of verbal interaction skills in a 27-year-old severely head-injured male who presented with an inappropriate attention-seeking circumlocutory conversational style. The patient was baselined on verbal response to three differing question forms, and then treated using combined cognitive behavioural methods on a daily sessional basis. Treatment resulted in a significant clinical change out of sessions, whilst the overall in-session improvement proved significant at the 0.05 level. Follow-up at 2 months indicated that the trend of improvement had continued beyond the treatment period.

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@article{Giles1988TheBT, title={The behavioural treatment of verbal interaction skills following severe head injury: a single case study.}, author={Gordon Muir Giles and I. V. Fussey and Paul W. Burgess}, journal={Brain injury}, year={1988}, volume={2 1}, pages={75-9} }