Special Issue of JINS:
Whilst much research has been devoted to the documentation of the cognitive, behavioral and emotional changes associated with acquired brain injuries, relatively less rigorous research has been devoted to their rehabilitation. With its objective of optimizing functioning, rehabilitation supports those with health conditions to maximize recovery from injury, remain as independent as possible, to participate in education, to be economically productive, and fulfil meaningful life roles. Rehabilitation may involve many approaches, including attempts to retrain lost functions or a focus on training activities in everyday contexts, behavioral interventions, application of strategies by the injured individual or others to circumvent weaknesses or maximize task performance, manipulation of the environment or tasks and strategies to address psychological consequences of injury.
Investigators are invited to submit empirical papers for a special issue of JINS to be published in late 2019. The issue will present innovative empirical findings related to rehabilitation in adults with cognitive, behavioral, social and/or emotional difficulties resulting from acquired neurological injury, including but not limited to traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and various types of dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease). Well-designed systematic reviews and meta-analyses related to interventions for these disorders will also be considered Research papers are encouraged that explore not only the efficacy of approaches to rehabilitation but also the implementation of findings into clinical practice and the processes underpinning treatment response.
Deadline for submission is February 28, 2019