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ERIC Number: EJ961915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0194-2638
Exploring the Use of Cognitive Intervention for Children with Acquired Brain Injury
Missiuna, Cheryl; DeMatteo, Carol; Hanna, Steven; Mandich, Angela; Law, Mary; Mahoney, William; Scott, Louise
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, v30 n3 p205-219 Aug 2010
Introduction: Children with acquired brain injury (ABI) often experience cognitive, motor, and psychosocial deficits that affect participation in everyday activities. Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) is an individualized treatment that teaches cognitive strategies necessary to support successful performance. Objective: This study explores the use of CO-OP with children with ABI. Method: Children with ABI, experiencing school and self-care difficulties, were identified from a previous study. Six children, aged 6-15 years, completed 10 weekly intervention sessions with occupational therapists. Children and parents rated the child's performance of challenging everyday tasks and their satisfaction with this performance. Task performance was also evaluated objectively through videotape analysis. Results: Participants showed significant improvement in their ability to perform child-chosen tasks and maintained this performance 4 months later. However, they had difficulty applying the executive problem-solving strategy and discovering cognitive strategies on their own. Issues related to the use of CO-OP with this population are discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales