Title

A psychosocial intervention for a male elementary student with a traumatic brain injury and executive functioning deficits

Date of Award

2015

Degree Name

Ed.S. in School Psychology

Department

School of Education and Health Sciences

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: Susan Davies

Abstract

Students with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) often experience a range of behavioral, academic, social, and emotional difficulties. The present study examined the effectiveness of a psychosocial intervention, Skillstreaming, on a student who sustained a TBI and presented with executive functioning (EF) difficulties. Three students with non-TBI related executive functioning deficits and one student with a TBI participated in a five week intervention designed to improve executive functioning skills. Each student's teacher completed the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) before and after the intervention period to measure the efficacy of the intervention. Results indicated that the intervention is potentially effective in improving executive functioning skills in the student who sustained a TBI. Suggestions are made for improvements to the intervention to increase the EF skills of students

Keywords

Students with disabilities Education Case studies, Executive functions (Neuropsychology) Case studies, Social skills Study and teaching, Brain damage Case studies, Psychology, Education, Educational Psychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, executive functioning, TBI, intervention

Rights Statement

Copyright 2015, author

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