Cognitive remediation in pediatric traumatic brain injury

  • Franzen K
  • Roberts M
  • Schmits D
 et al. 
  • 8


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 13


    Citations of this article.


F. P. Robinson's (1970) elaborative encoding technique (PQRST) was implemented as the active cognitive intervention strategy to address verbal memory deficits in 2 4th-grade boys following mild or moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). A metacognitive reading comprehension technique (R. J. Smith & V. L. Dauer, 1984) was also implemented for comparison purposes. Single-case methodology was employed using a counterbalanced crossover of the 2 intervention strategies controlling for the effects of attention. The performance of both boys was significantly better during strategy training with the PQRST technique and approached the performance level of the normal comparison S. In contrast, the performance of both Ss with TBI remained at, or returned to, baseline levels during the metacognitive intervention. These findings suggest that Robinson's cognitive remediation intervention holds promise in addressing memory and reading comprehension deficits following pediatric traumatic brain injury. Future research should focus on enhancing generalization and transfer of training to classroom assignments. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Get full text


  • Kris M. Franzen

  • Mary Ann Roberts

  • Donald Schmits

  • Walter Verduyn

  • Farid Manshadi

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free