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Effective Learning After Acquired Brain Injury


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Introduction Part one: The Brain and How it May be Damaged 1. Brain Anatomy and Functions 2. Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) 3. Developmental Issues Part Two: Brain Injuries and Neuropsychological Impairments 4. Physical, Sensory, Perceptual and Mood Deficits 5. Attention Deficits 6. Memory Deficits 7. Executive Function Deficits 8. Speed of Information Processing Deficits 9. Speech and Communication Deficits Part Three: Managing Neuropsychological Difficulties 10. Understanding Neuropsychological Assessments 11. Managing Behaviours 12. Some General Learning Strategies 13. Basing Cognitive Profiles on Neuropsychological Assessments 14. Individual Education Plans Part Four: Appendices Appendix A Strategies for Attention Deficits Appendix B Strategies for Memory Deficits Appendix C Strategies for Executive Function Deficits Appendix D Strategies for Speed of Information Processing Deficits Appendix E Strategies for Language and Communication Deficits Appendix F Case Studies Appendix G ABC Chart Appendix H ABCIO Chart Appendix I Sample Individual Education Plans

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Graham Lowings is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist. He has led a team of neuropsychologists working in inpatient, outpatient and community settings with people who have acquired brain injury. He is a director of Psychological Assistance Limited. Beth Wicks is an Education Consultant, specialising in acquired brain injury. She is a board member of the International Paediatric Brain Injury Society, a member of the Criminal Justice and Acquired Brain Injury Interest Group and an adviser to a number of other charitable organisations.

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