Assignment 1: Individual Reflection on Impairments

Research a common sequela that results from an acquired brain injury. Choose from the list below and alternatively may choose an impairment/sequelae/mental health condition that is not on the list [but must be approved by your professor].

·          Memory and new learning; problem solving abilities

·          Expressive and Receptive Aphasia

·          Emotional Lability

·          Sleep disorders

·          Substance use [specify substance]

·          Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

·          Non-compliance behaviours: medications and strategies

·          Executive function impairments

·          Pathological crying and laughter syndrome

·          Depression

·          Anxiety

·          Hemiplegia

·          Sexual inappropriateness

·          Cognitive impairments

·          Slowed information processing; poor judgement

 

Write an academic reflection containing the following:

  1. Description (including definition) of sequelae. Academic references required.
  2. Describe how the brain and various parts may be involved, affected and/or responsible for the resulting impairment/sequelae. If this is mental health sequelae (anxiety, depression), explain how an injury to the brain can result in the emergence or exacerbation of symptoms. Link this to existing research regarding brain involvement and injury.
  3. Detail the use of one concept/principle of applied behaviour analysis that could be applied to treat this impairment. Link to academic resources.
  4. Reflect on the stigma that is associated with acquired brain injury. How might someone with an ABI experience discriminatory behaviour from others? What might be some systemic barriers or obstacles for people with ABI?

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