Journal article

Evaluation of an attention and memory intervention post-childhood acquired brain injury: Preliminary efficacy, immediate and 6 months post-intervention

Cathy Catroppa, Kate Stone, Stephen JC Hearps, Cheryl Soo, Vicki Anderson, Stefanie Rosema

BRAIN INJURY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Impairments in attention and memory are common sequelae following paediatric acquired brain injury (ABI). While it has been established that such impairments are long-term and, therefore, affect quality-of-life, there is a scarcity of evidence-based interventions to treat these difficulties. The current study aimed to pilot the efficacy of the Amsterdam Memory and Attention Training for Children (Amat-c: English version) using both neuropsychological and ecologically sensitive measures. It was expected that children with attention and memory difficulties post-ABI would show improved performance post-intervention on cognitive and ecological measures, with maintenance at 6 months po..

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