Betty Part Eight – Frontal/Executive: http://tbivoices.com/blog/uncategorized/frontal-lobe-and-executive-functioning-challenges-after-coma/
Betty injuries included a surgical subdural hematoma in her frontal lobes. Thus, it is not surprising that her most significant deficits are frontal. High on the list of those deficits are emotional and social issues and challenges in executive functioning. With Betty’s story, we introduce general principles to help understand what “executive functioning” means. Executive functioning deficits fall primarily into three areas: setting goals, organizing time and effort to achieve those goals and mental flexibility to deal with the unexpected when trying to implement the goals.