Rehabilitación de funciones ejecutivas tras lesión cerebral.

Translated title of the contribution: Rehabilitation of executive functions after brain injury

Juan Carlos Arango Lasprilla, Mario Alfredo Parra Rodríguez

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Abstract

The executive functions have been defined as those processes that allow humans to transform thoughts into action. The concept of executive functioning encompasses a wide variety of cognitive mechanisms that underlie human behavior, including initiation, sequencing, organizing, categorizing, planning, abstraction, verbal fluency and self-regulation. This article is a state-of-the-art review of rehabilitation programs and techniques commonly used to effectively treat deficits in executive functioning resulting from brain injuries affecting the frontal lobes. Self-instructions, cognitive stimulation, problem solving, behavior modification techniques, social skills training programs, electronic devices, and environmental modifications have been found to be useful. In conjunction with these rehabilitation programs and techniques, the article will also emphasize the importance of pharmacological therapy and the need to work closely with the family of the person with executive functioning deficits.
Translated title of the contributionRehabilitation of executive functions after brain injury
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)159-178
Number of pages20
JournalRevista Neuropsicología, Neuropsiquiatría y Neurociencias
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • brain injury
  • rehabilitation

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Arango Lasprilla, J. C., & Parra Rodríguez, M. A. (2008). Rehabilitación de funciones ejecutivas tras lesión cerebral. Revista Neuropsicología, Neuropsiquiatría y Neurociencias, 8(1), 159-178.