Assessing Executive Functioning in Brain Injury Rehabilitation: An Integrative Neuropsychological Perspective
Executive-functioning (EF) dysfunction can manifest in a variety of ways, ranging from subtle symptoms to overt and debilitating difficulties. Although a uniform assessment approach doesn’t exist, rehabilitation specialists need to address the symptoms that interfere with a patient’s ability to implement rehabilitation strategies and manage daily activities. This program will approach EF assessment from an interdisciplinary perspective, helping SLPs and neuropsychologists better understand the patient’s EF deficits and how they impact everyday activities and community integration.
You will be able to:
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- discuss the components of EF in an integrative theoretical framework
- select formal and contextual/ecological assessments of current EF theories and discuss how they relate to a team-assessment approach
- integrate results of an EF assessment to aid in diagnosing EF deficits in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI)