Improving Social Competency

  • Louise Margaret Smith
  • Hamish P. D. Godfrey
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is frequently associated with impaired social competency. TBI individuals may become too talkative, make socially inappropriate comments, speak too loudly, or fail to adequately consider other people’s feelings and wishes. Characteristics such as these can have a profound impact on all aspects of the TBI individual’s social role functioning (e.g., vocational adjustment, marital satisfaction, peer relationships). Indeed, there is hardly any aspect of life that is not affected as a result of impaired social competency (Helffenstein & Wechsler, 1982). In acknowledgment of the critical role that social competency plays in adjustment following TBI, the family support program included interventions designed to enhance social competency. This chapter describes these intervention strategies.

Keywords

Traumatic Brain Injury Leisure Activity Social Competency Social Contact Vocational Rehabilitation 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Louise Margaret Smith
    • 1
  • Hamish P. D. Godfrey
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

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