Journal article

Training attention in children with acquired brain injury: a study protocol of a randomised controlled trial of the TALI attention training programme

Erin McKay, Sally Richmond, Hannah Kirk, Vicki Anderson, Cathy Catroppa, Kim Cornish

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Childhood inattention has been linked with poor academic outcomes, and increased lifetime social, occupational and psychiatric morbidity. Children with an acquired brain injury (ABI) are particularly susceptible to attention deficits and may benefit from interventions aimed at enhancing attention. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the short-term efficacy of the TALI Train programme, compared with a placebo, on the outcome of attention in children with ABI. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The study is a parallel, double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Participants will consist of 80 children with a diagnosis of ABI aged 4-9 years 11 months. Participants will be random..

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