This study developed and evaluated a program for teaching a problem-solving strategy to closed head-injured adults. Four general areas were targeted for training: Community Awareness and Transportation; Medication, Alcohol, and Drugs; Stating One's Rights; and Emergencies, Injuries, and Safety. The program featured cue cards, response-specific feedback, modeling, self-monitoring, positive reinforcement, response practice, self-correction, and individualized performance criterion levels. It was evaluated via pre- and posttraining generalization assessments that involved phone calls, interviews, and staged interactions in the natural environment. The experimental group (N = 3) received baseline, training, and pre/posttraining assessments, whereas the contrast group (N = 3) received only pre/posttraining assessments. The posttraining results revealed that the experimental subjects' problem-solving skills had generalized somewhat, whereas the contrast group showed little change from pre- to postassessment. The program appears to offer some promise as a method of teaching a problem-solving strategy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Behavioral Residential Treatment|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Psychiatry and Mental health