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GOALS is an evidenced-based treatment method for cognitive rehabilitation that targets executive functioning by focusing on two main components: regulation of distractibility and the application of learned skills to self-made goals. GOALS treatment approach has been implemented to assist veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their resulting cognitive-communication disorders.

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Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

College

College of Education and Allied Health

Department

Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Program

Speech-Language Pathology

Publication Date

Spring 2022

Publisher

Fontbonne University Archives

City

St. Louis, MO

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Goal-Oriented Attentional Self-Regulation (GOALS) Treatment for Cognitive Rehabilitation of Veterans with TBI

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