Rehabilitation of executive function in paediatric traumatic brain injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability in children and adolescents worldwide. TBI refers to any damage to the brain acquired as a result of a trauma, i.e., injuries caused by external forces such as falls, contact sports, and accidents.

TBI can cause an interruption to a child’s development. It can result in significant impairments such as memory holding information in the mind, and making decisions. Problems in these areas may affect academic skills, setting goals, and completing everyday tasks.

Researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, and University of Melbourne are conducting a trial to investigate the impact of computer activities and their effectiveness in improving memory and making decisions in children post TBI.

We are looking for children and adolescents aged 7- 15 years old, who have experienced a TBI. Participation in this research will involve completing questionnaires and taking part in computer activities by the child. Questionnaires will also be completed by the parents.

Please contact us if you are interested to take part in this research project.

If you would like more information about this study please contact;

Nikita Tuli
Phone: (03) 9936 6395
Email: Nikita.tuli@mcri.edu.au