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ERIC Number: ED428799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 10
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Acquired Brain Injury Program.
Schwartz, Stacey Hunter
This paper reviews the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program at Coastline Community College (California). The ABI Program is a two-year, for-credit educational curriculum designed to provide structured cognitive retraining for adults who have sustained an ABI due to traumatic (such as motor vehicle accident or fall) or non-traumatic(such as non-age-related stroke, brain tumor or infection) injuries. An average of 240 students attend the program annually, meeting four mornings per week for two 18-week semesters and a six-to-eight-week summer session, earning students six units per quarter. The program teaches students strategies to compensate for deficiencies in: (1) verbal skills; (2) figural skills; (3) attention; (4) memory; (5) critical thinking; and (6) organization. It emphasizes the application of these skills to home, school, and work environments, with a strong focus on emotional adjustment to brain injury and on appropriate psychosocial skills. This paper addresses program effectiveness, student and family satisfaction, and program reputation, and also provides case studies and information on access, retention/completion/transfer, outcomes, and support services. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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