Journal article

Social problem-solving skills following childhood traumatic brain injury and its association with self-regulation and social and behavioural functioning

Kalaichelvi Ganesalingam, Keith Owen Yeates, Ann Sanson, Vicki Anderson

JOURNAL OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

This study examines social problem-solving skills following childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its association with self-regulation, and social and behavioural functioning. Participants included 65 children with moderate to severe TBI and 65 children without TBI, all between 6 and II years of age. Social problem-solving, self-regulation, and social and behavioural functioning were assessed 2-5 years following injury. Children were administered a newly developed semi-structured task to assess their solutions to hypothetical situations involving social problems or dilemmas. When compared with uninjured children, those with TBI suggested avoidant and aggressive solutions more often and ..

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