Intervention for Individuals With Challenging Behavior After TBI Assessment and intervention for individuals with challenging behavior is included in ASH A’s scope of practice because such behavior often serves an intended or unintended communication purpose. Problem behavior is often observed following traumatic brain injury (TBI), as a result of a continuation of preinjury behavior problems, the injury itself, ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2002
Intervention for Individuals With Challenging Behavior After TBI
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mark Ylvisaker
    College of St. Rose, Albany, NY
Article Information
Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Traumatic Brain Injury / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2002
Intervention for Individuals With Challenging Behavior After TBI
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2002, Vol. 12, 19-24. doi:10.1044/nnsld12.3.19
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2002, Vol. 12, 19-24. doi:10.1044/nnsld12.3.19
Assessment and intervention for individuals with challenging behavior is included in ASH A’s scope of practice because such behavior often serves an intended or unintended communication purpose. Problem behavior is often observed following traumatic brain injury (TBI), as a result of a continuation of preinjury behavior problems, the injury itself, psychoreactive phenomena, overly restrictive or infantilizing treatments, or a combination of these factors (Kendall & Terry, 1996). A comprehensive discussion of rehabilitation options necessitates integration of behavioral, social skill, cognitive, and executive function intervention themes, which is beyond the scope of this paper. The purposes of this paper are to summarize behavioral issues associated with TBI and to describe and offer a rationale for a positive, support-oriented approach to intervention. Ylvisaker, Jacobs, and Feeney (2002)  offer elaboration of each of these themes.
First Page Preview
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview ×
View Large
Become a SIG Affiliate
Pay Per View
Entire SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders content & archive
24-hour access
This Issue
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access
We've Changed Our Publication Model...
The 19 individual SIG Perspectives publications have been relaunched as the new, all-in-one Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.