Semin Speech Lang 2005; 26(4): 242-255
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-922103
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Self-Regulation after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Framework for Intervention of Memory and Problem Solving

Mary R.T Kennedy1 , Carl Coelho2
  • 1Associate Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
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Publication Date:
09 November 2005 (online)


Self-regulation of behavior is mediated by the frontal lobes and commonly disrupted after a traumatic brain injury. The rehabilitation field is only now beginning to understand self-regulation as a set of dynamic relationships between metacognitive beliefs and knowledge, ongoing self-monitoring or self-assessment during activities, and self-control (i.e., strategy decisions). This article provides a framework for understanding self-regulated learning and problem solving, along with a summary of the existing intervention literature. We conclude by providing clinicians with principles that emphasize accurate self-monitoring and explicit instruction to connect self-monitoring to strategy decisions.


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Mary R.T KennedyPh.D. 

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