Memory Disorders in Traumatic Brain Injury: Principles of Assessment and Treatment
Memory impairment is one of the most common sequelae of traumatic brain injury. Deficits in memory can hamper a patient’s ability to return to pre-injury educational, social, and vocational activities. Speech-language pathologists routinely assess and treat memory deficits as members of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team. This program presents current theoretical models on memory and demonstrates how these models can be implemented during memory assessment in order to obtain thorough and reliable information on important aspects of memory (e.g., working memory, long term memory, and prospective memory). In addition, the contribution of other cognitive processes such as executive functioning, attentional mechanisms, and categorization abilities are discussed as they relate to memory performance. The program concludes with case studies and treatment activities that are based on assessment results and are designed to improve the patient’s participation in vocational and other pertinent daily activities.
You will be able to:
- discuss current theoretical models on memory
- select memory assessments that relate to contemporary theories on memory
- integrate results of memory assessment to design appropriate treatment goals and activities
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