Evidence-based approaches to the management of cognitive and behavioral impairments following pediatric brain injury

Cathy Catroppa, Cheryl Soo, Louise M Crowe, Damith T. Woods, Vicki Anderson

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Much is now known about the short-and long-term sequelae of pediatric acquired brain injury, with impairments found in general intellectual ability and in more specific domains, including attention, memory, executive functioning (e.g., planning and organization) and educational achievement (e.g., spelling and arithmetic). More recently, researchers have investigated behavioral, adaptive, social and mental health outcomes, and similarly, difficulties have been reported in these domains. While the availability of evidence-based treatments is currently limited, the need for the management of such sequelae has led to an emergence of research with a focus on the development and evaluation of management strategies and intervention programs in order to provide such treatment options.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)719-731
Number of pages13
JournalFuture Neurology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • acquired brain injury
  • behavioral
  • cognitive
  • interventions
  • management
  • parenting
  • pediatric

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