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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:
Developed by The Royal Children's
Hospital Paediatric Rehabilitation Service based on information from the Brain Injury Service at The Children's Hospital Westmead. We acknowledge the input of RCH
consumers and carers.
Reviewed September 2020.
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