Président(e): Jacques Luaute (Saint Genis Laval) Modérateur(s)/Modératrice(s): Etienne Allart (Lille)
Executive dysfunction after TBI
Jacoba Spikman (Groningue, Paysbas)
In patients with moderate to severe TBI, prefrontal regions or circuits are often affected, which frequently leads to impairments in executive functions. Patients exhibit problems in planning, initiating, executing and monitoring complex goal directed tasks, which seriously hamper them in their everyday life functioning and societal role fulfilment (participation). In our lab we have developed a neuropsychological rehabilitation protocol for improvement of these executive problems ‘Multifaceted Treatment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome’ which was proven effective in a mixed group of patients with brain injury, among which patients with moderate to severe TBI. In my presentation I will discuss the results, the factors influencing treatment succes and implications for everyday clinical practice.
Peii Chen (West Orange, Usa) , Marinos Pylarinos (West Orange, Usa) , Amanda Azer (West Orange, Usa) , Emma Kaplan (West Orange, Usa) , Maria Mawhinney (West Orange, Usa) , Grace Wells (West Orange, Usa) et Jenny Masmela (West Orange, Usa)
Lola Guillouzouic (Nantes, France) et Amandine Chenet (Nantes, France)