A model for pediatric neurocognitive interventions: considering the role of development and maturation in rehabilitation planning.
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Copyright © 2014 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Clinical Neuropsychologist on 5 February 2014, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13854046.2013.873083.
The need for post-acute neurorehabilitation after childhood acquired brain injury is increasingly recognized but recent reviews highlight the limited evidence-base and lack of a neuropsychological treatment model. Evidence from different fields was reviewed to inform the development of a pediatric neurocognitive interventions (PNI) model. The review included literature from child neuropsychology, adult neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, learning disabilities, education, and mental health. The resulting PNI model provides a systematic approach to delivering and evaluating appropriate care while minimizing the obstacles to successful outcomes. The model emphasizes the role of development and cognitive maturation in the planning of rehabilitation. Areas that represent significant gaps in our knowledge are discussed and future research directions are suggested based on predictions generated by the proposed model.
Vol. 28, Iss. 2, pp. 181 - 198
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