Holiday Adjustments-Part 3: Social Interactions and Attention

The Transitional Learning Center's Blog

This is part 3 of a series on holiday adjustments.  As mentioned in parts 1 and 2, brain injury deficits may impact the ability for a brain injury survivor to participate as in previous years in holiday celebrations so adjustments may need to be made for the survivor to have a successful holiday.  Part 3 will focus on issues regarding social interactions and attention during holiday celebrations.

Our social skills are at the heart of what it means to be a connected person in our society and holiday celebrations tend to be key social situations.  Thus, holiday celebrations can be tricky for brain injury survivors to negotiate.  In many cases, holiday celebrations are the first time that friends and family members have seen the survivor since his/her injury.  In other cases, holiday celebrations are the first time that friends and family members have seen the survivor since he/she was in…

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