Advances in postacute rehabilitation after childhood-acquired brain injury: a focus on cognitive, behavioral, and social domains.
Vicki Anderson, Cathy Catroppa
Am J Phys Med Rehabil | Published : 2006
Despite traditional views, children do not necessarily recover well from brain injury. Residual functional impairments are commonly documented in physical, cognitive, educational, behavioral, and social domains and result in a significant, ongoing social and economic burden for the child's family and for the broader community. More recent acknowledgment of the serious, and often permanent, consequences of acquired brain injury in childhood has been paralleled by rapid advances in evidence-based, acute medical care and diagnostic technology. In contrast, child-based postacute rehabilitation and long-term interventions are less well developed. To date, child services have borrowed substantiall..View full abstract