Behaviour change is difficult for any individual to accomplish. The process however, can be infinitely more difficult for those who are living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to physical, cognitive, and emotional impairments associated with an injury.
Successful reintegration into the community and return to activities of choice is often dependent on the individual’s ability to modify maladaptive behaviors that may result from the injury.
These maladaptive behaviours can be categorized as behavioural excesses or behavioural deficits and are the most predominant barriers to a client's participation and progress in their rehabilitation programming.
In order to appropriately address goal oriented rehabilitation programming, the behavioural needs of the client must be assessed and addressed.