How an occupational therapist should conceptualise self-awareness following traumatic brain injury in childhood — a literature review
Wales, L., Hawley, Carol and Sidebotham, Peter. (2013) How an occupational therapist should conceptualise self-awareness following traumatic brain injury in childhood — a literature review. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76 (7). pp. 325-332. ISSN 0308-0226Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4276/030802213X13729279115013
The development of self-awareness across childhood is a complex and protracted phenomenon. Little is known about the consequences of an interruption to development as a result of a traumatic brain injury in childhood. The aim of this paper was to review the available literature on self-awareness in children following a traumatic brain injury and relate the findings to occupational therapy practice with this group of children and young people.
A comprehensive search of the current literature relating to self-awareness following a traumatic brain injury.
Findings: A small amount of theoretical and qualitative literature was sourced and critically appraised using appropriate tools. Although only nine relevant papers were identified, those that were evaluated were found to be of a high quality. The findings were supplemented with additional material from developmental psychology and adult brain injury literature.
Occupational therapists are encouraged to conceptualise self-awareness in childhood traumatic brain injury within a developmental context. A fuller understanding of self-awareness in childhood and the consequences of an interruption to its development will help to establish age-appropriate interventions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Brain-damaged children -- Treatment, Self-perception -- Brain-damaged children , Occupational therapy , Children -- Wounds and injuries|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Occupational Therapy|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||July 2013|
|Page Range:||pp. 325-332|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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