Models of exceptional adaptation in recovery after traumatic brain injury: A case series
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Head Trauma Rehabil.
acquired brain injury; adaptation; central executive; cognitive; rehabilitation; executive functions; head injury; neurorehabilitation; rehabilitation outcome; supervisory attentional system; traumatic brain; injury; PERFORMANCE; DAMAGE; Clinical Neurology; Rehabilitation
Objective: The remarkable persistence of disablement in chronic traumatic brain injury and the dearth of accommodation define the condition as a disorder of adaptation. This construct is extended to explain exceptional recoveries after postacute treatment. Method: Nine severely injured graduates of holistic cognitive rehabilitation were selected for their exceptional postmorbid academic, vocational, and social accomplishments. Results: In interviews, they attributed their successes to continuing reliance on, and ongoing elaboration and modification of, cognitive compensation strategies. Unlike their disabled cohorts, they implement a deliberate procedure for self-corrective self-management that minimizes the functional impact of their permanent deficits.
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
"Models of exceptional adaptation in recovery after traumatic brain injury: A case series" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7628.