The Authors report on their article in Brain Impairment
Raed A. Alharbi, Saleb A. Aloyuni, Faizan Kashoo, Mohamed I. Waly, Harpreet singh and Mehrunnisha Ahmad
The attention span among children with brain injury can be improved with transcranial direct current stimulation.
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Kerrin Watter, Anna Copley and Emma Finch
The paper details a process that enables clinical researchers to combine a variety of findings and levels of evidence to inform novel intervention development. Specifically, the ‘pragmatic clinical framework’ combines traditional research findings, EBP models and clinical practice guidelines, knowledge translation and implementation science principles, and models of models of intervention development to guide the development an evidence-based contextual clinical intervention and service delivery model. This process may be particularly helpful for areas of emerging
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Em Bould and Libby Callaway
People with severe Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) experience low employment rates, compared to both the national average and others with disability in Australia. To address these low rates, a co-design approach was used to gather knowledge about enablers and barriers to employment of people with ABI, as well as practical strategies to facilitate workplace diversity and inclusion. These were used to guide the development of a new pathway to mainstream employment, called ‘Employment CoLab’.
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Jai Jason Carmichael, Amelia J. Hicks, Kate Rachel Gould, Timothy J. Feeney, Penelope Analytis, Jennie Louise Ponsford
The current level of community behaviour support provided to individuals with ABI is limited, and some therapists report low confidence in this area. Our interviews with 24 community ABI therapists identified barriers to using/training in/implementing behaviour interventions. These related to limited training, the symptoms of ABI, engaging the individual's support network, practice needs, and practical resources. We believe that Positive Behaviour Support is well matched to address these barriers, however therapists' understanding of this approach was variable. Our findings will directly inform the clinical translation phase of a Positive Behaviour Support intervention for ABI, being coordinated by Dr Kate Gould (@THINKFULLY_).
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This qualitative work was accompanied by a quantitative survey of 136 community ABI therapists, which in combination have aided us to understand therapists' preferences for using/training in/implementing behaviour interventions
A description of the Positive Behaviour Support intervention for ABI, which is being evaluated through RCT, has also been published, including three illustrative case studies