TBI: What College Disability Specialists and Educators Should Know about Executive Functions

DO YOU KNOW that deficits in executive functions, attention, and learning and memory are the most common cognitive problems after a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? In this document we explain what executive functions are, how they interfere with college life, and the supports students with TBI need to have equal access in college.

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This product was developed by Mary Kennedy, PhD, Chapman University; Monica Vaccaro, MS, Brain Injury Association of PA and Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute; and Tessa Hart, PhD, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, with funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, grant #90DP0037.

Research from the NeuroCognitive Communication Lab (NCCL)

Dr. Mary Kennedy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dr. Mary Kennedy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP runs the NCCL, where her research is focused on understanding and managing the cognitive and language problems of individuals who have sustained a brain injury.