Executive skills and their functional implications

Approaches to rehabilitation after childhood TBI

Jane Galvin*, Anna Mandalis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Background: It is widely acknowledged that children recover differently from adults following traumatic brain injury. The impact of neurological injury in the context of developing skills and changing expectations of behaviour requires a developmental approach to rehabilitation that considers children's abilities across home, school and community environments. Methods: This article aims to provide an overview of the impact of executive deficits on everyday functioning and to review information about intervention strategies that support long term development of skills. Results and conclusions: While individual disciplines are not directly referred to in this paper, input from a comprehensive and co-ordinated interdisciplinary team is crucial to understanding and reducing the impact of executive deficits on functional performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-360
Number of pages9
JournalDevelopmental Neurorehabilitation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain injury
  • Outcomes
  • Paediatric
  • Rehabilitation

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