Positive Behavior Interventions: Introduction | Behavior Disorders After Traumatic Brain Injury | Intervention and Support | Meaning, Self-Regulation, and Identity | Rationale for a Context-Sensitive PBIS Approach: Neuropsychological
Foundations | Rationale for a PBIS Approach: Evidence | Illustration of a Statewide Community Support Program | Summary | Key Clinical Points | Recommended Readings | References
The focus of this chapter is on positive behavioral
intervention for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
After summarizing the literature on behavioral outcome of TBI with
and without co-occurring disabilities, we describe the principles
and procedures of a positive, antecedent-focused, context-sensitive
approach to behavior management. In support of this approach, we
introduce three neuropsychological considerations and look at available
evidence, including a statewide program of behavioral supports and
indicators of that program's effectiveness. Although pharmacological
management often is a component of behavior interventions, review
of the efficacy of pharmacological approaches is beyond the scope
of this chapter. For an overall review of psychopharmacology in
the management of TBI, see Chapter 35 in this volume.