Assessment in paediatric acquired brain injury

Watson, Suzanna and Gracey, Fergus (2019) Assessment in paediatric acquired brain injury. In: Psychological Therapy for Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury. Routledge, pp. 43-69. ISBN 9780429296932

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Abstract

This chapter describes an interdisciplinary neuropsychological assessment process for children and young people (CYP) with acquired brain injuries (ABI). Suzanna is a clinical psychologist who worked with CYP and families in community neurodevelopmental services before specialising to work in neurorehabilitation for children with ABIs. The chapter also describes the context of the approach to assessment of children with ABIs and the understanding of ideas from the literature that shape this process. From the child or young person’s individual neuropsychological functioning to the functioning of his or her context, the assessment aims to develop a shared understanding. The assessment and understanding of a child’s injury are ongoing processes that require constant reformulation as the young person recovers from his or her injury, his or her brain continues to develop and he or she develop his or her skills and identity.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 01:48
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2021 09:32
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/82534
DOI: 10.4324/9780429296932-4

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