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Problem solving skills can be affected after a brain injury.
Problem solving skills allow us to adjust our behaviour and respond
effectively to new or challenging situations.
Problem solving skills belong to a collection
of cognitive (thinking) skills that are often referred to as
'executive functions' or 'higher level thinking skills'. Problem
solving skills help people to:
The following list outlines some of the common
difficulties that may be seen on an everyday basis that could
indicate problems in this area:
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