Treatment of post-TBI executive dysfunction: Application of theory to clinical practice

Wayne A. Gordon, Joshua Cantor, Teresa Ashman, Margaret Brown

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The authors propose a theory-based model for the treatment of post-traumatic brain injury executive dysfunction that integrates (1) theories of cerebral function and organization, (2) cognitive-behavioral theory of problem solving, and (3) learning theory. The model delineates appropriate targets of and methods for the treatment of executive dysfunction. A practical application of the theoretical model is described in the form of a comprehensive day treatment program, Executive Plus. A test of the model is also discussed, focused on the comparison of Executive Plus and a standard day treatment program along parameters dictated by the model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-167
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • Emotional regulation
  • Executive functions
  • Problem solving
  • Rehabilitation
  • Theory
  • Traumatic brain injury


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