In this section
Flexible thinking skills
help us to adjust to changes in routine, expectations and to
shift our thinking from one topic to another. These skills can be
affected following a brain injury.
The following list outlines
some of the things that could indicate problems in this area if
they happen on a daily basis:
Difficulties with flexible
thinking skills, as well as other cognitive difficulties, are
formally identified by a neuropsychological assessment. A
neuropsychologist can help devise strategies that are suitable for each individual child and their
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Hospital Paediatric Rehabilitation Service based on information from the Brain
Injury Service at Westmead Children’s Hospital. We acknowledge the input of RCH
consumers and carers.
Reviewed September 2020.
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