Managing Behavior Dysfunction Post TBI Part I: Behavior Management Strategies

Dysfunctional behaviors can be the most debilitating consequence of TBI, dramatically impacting family, social, and vocational relationships. Estimates of behavioral challenges among children with TBI range from 35% to 70%. Estimates among adults range from 25% to 61%.

In this TBI Research Brief, the CBIRT presents Part I of a two-part series on evidence-based guidelines for managing these challenges. Part I focuses on three key elements: common challenging behaviors post-injury; causes of challenging behaviors; and a process for evaluating behaviors. Part II will focus on specific management strategies.

For more information, click