Group Intervention for Adolescents With Chronic Acquired Brain Injury: The Future Zone Introduction: Acquired brain injury (ABI) is a common cause of social cognition deficits and psychosocial challenges in adolescents. A group intervention program was designed to support teens with chronic ABI. Method: Quantitative and qualitative analyses were conducted to examine participants' self-knowledge and satisfaction with the program. Results: Results revealed that ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2010
Group Intervention for Adolescents With Chronic Acquired Brain Injury: The Future Zone
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ellen M. Hickey
    School of Human Communication Disorders, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Jennifer N. Saunders
    Private Practice, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Article   |   December 01, 2010
Group Intervention for Adolescents With Chronic Acquired Brain Injury: The Future Zone
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2010, Vol. 20, 111-119. doi:10.1044/nnsld20.4.111
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2010, Vol. 20, 111-119. doi:10.1044/nnsld20.4.111

Introduction: Acquired brain injury (ABI) is a common cause of social cognition deficits and psychosocial challenges in adolescents. A group intervention program was designed to support teens with chronic ABI.

Method: Quantitative and qualitative analyses were conducted to examine participants' self-knowledge and satisfaction with the program.

Results: Results revealed that participants and parents valued increased self-knowledge and an understanding of brain injuries, the focus on friendships and individual strengths, and feelings of togetherness and not being judged.

Discussion: Support for strength-based, project-oriented, group intervention programs for adolescents with ABI and directions for future research are discussed.

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