Client Case Study: “Decision Making”

James sustained a traumatic brain injury in 2009 and amongst other difficulties had great difficulty in making decisions.

James had undergone a number of cognitive
assessments as an inpatient so Emma liaised
with his therapists to ascertain where they felt
the problems lay. They explained that James was
unable to weigh up the consequences of a decision,
and unable to establish the pros and cons or determine what
was a negative outcome and what was positive. Also, he was
often unable to recall all of the pertinent facts, unable to weed
out non-relevant information and unable to focus on the
‘end goal’.

Emma worked with James using a number of different
techniques to help guide him through the decision making
process and, although by no means perfect, James is now
able to use these strategies to help him make some of the
more important decisions in his life.