Self-regulatory learning and generalization for people with brain injury

Karen P.Y. Liu, Che Hin Chan, T. M.C. Lee, L. S.W. Li, C. W.Y. Hui-Chan

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Primary objective: Brain injury can result in the loss of previous learnt behaviours that affect an individual's daily functioning. The use of self-regulation helps the individual to relearn the lost behaviours by bringing him/her to self-conscious level through independent and reflective learning derived using a social cognitive perspective. The purpose of this paper is to report on clinical observations made with the use of self-regulation in people with brain injury during the relearning of lost functions. Methods and procedures: Daily tasks were used to assess the relearning ability of the subjects pre- and post-programme. Experimental intervention: One-week self-regulatory training on five selected daily tasks. Main outcomes and results: These provisory observations would suggest that, with specific guidance for people with different needs, such as with impaired cognitive function and depression, self-regulation is effective in enhancing their relearning. Conclusion: Self-regulatory training is effective in enhancing the relearning of lost functions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-824
Number of pages8
JournalBrain Injury
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology


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