Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents With TBI Problems in social behavior are common after TBI in children and adults (see review by Ylvisaker et al., 2005). These include inconsistent performance in skills such as keeping a conversation going, changing topics, and allowing others to express themselves, as well as signs of executive function impairment, such as ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2007
Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents With TBI
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  • Lyn S. Turkstra
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Sloane Burgess
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
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Language Disorders / Social Communication & Pragmatics Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Traumatic Brain Injury / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2007
Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents With TBI
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2007, Vol. 17, 15-20. doi:10.1044/nnsld17.3.15
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2007, Vol. 17, 15-20. doi:10.1044/nnsld17.3.15
Problems in social behavior are common after TBI in children and adults (see review by Ylvisaker et al., 2005). These include inconsistent performance in skills such as keeping a conversation going, changing topics, and allowing others to express themselves, as well as signs of executive function impairment, such as difficulty identifying places to meet new people (Dahlberg et al., 2006). Many studies have linked social and behavioral problems to long-term limitations in family and community reintegration and social adjustment, in both adults (Brown, Gordon, & Spielman, 2003; Rath, Hennessy, & Diller, 2003) and children (Johnson, Thomas-Stonell, Rumney, & Odd-son, 2006; Levin et al., 2004). For this reason, clinical intervention often focuses on strategies to improve social performance, particularly in contexts such as conversations and other communication activities of daily living.
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