TRAINING ADULTS WITH ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY HOW TO HELP-SEEK WHEN LOST
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There is no research on the assessment or treatment of help-seeking behaviors for individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI). The current study evaluated the efficacy of a group treatment protocol, NICE (Noticing you have a problem, Identifying the information you need for help, Compensatory strategies, Evaluating progress), to train help-seeking for adults with ABI when lost. Theoretical and treatment components from two empirically validated interventions that target social problem solving and social competence were adapted to develop the NICE group treatment protocol. A single subject modified variant of a nonconcurrent and multiple probe multiple baseline across participant cohort design was used to examine sensitivity to treatment effects for seven persons with ABI. The overall findings suggest that the NICE group treatment has potential to improve help-seeking when wayfinding. This dissertation supports further investigation of the NICE group treatment to train help-seeking skills.