Memory Assessment on an Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Team: A Theoretically Based Framework Purpose To describe a cognitive neuroscience model of memory that can be used to guide assessment and promote consistent terminology among members of the rehabilitation team, and to relate the model to frequently used assessment measures. Method Description of a model of memory, description of how frequently used ... Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus  |   November 01, 2007
Memory Assessment on an Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Team: A Theoretically Based Framework
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Angelle M. Sander
    Baylor College of Medicine/Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX
  • Risa Nakase-Richardson
    Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Jackson, MS
  • Fofi Constantinidou
    Miami University, Miami, OH, and University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Jeffrey Wertheimer
    Brooks Rehabilitation Center, Jacksonville, FL
  • Diane R. Paul
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Contact author: Angelle M. Sander, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Brain Injury Research Center, 2455 South Braeswood, Houston, TX 77030. E-mail asander@bcm.edu.
Article Information
Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus   |   November 01, 2007
Memory Assessment on an Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Team: A Theoretically Based Framework
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 2007, Vol. 16, 316-330. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2007/036)
History: Received May 11, 2006 , Revised February 27, 2007 , Accepted May 24, 2007
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 2007, Vol. 16, 316-330. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2007/036)
History: Received May 11, 2006; Revised February 27, 2007; Accepted May 24, 2007
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Purpose To describe a cognitive neuroscience model of memory that can be used to guide assessment and promote consistent terminology among members of the rehabilitation team, and to relate the model to frequently used assessment measures.

Method Description of a model of memory, description of how frequently used memory measures relate to the model, and presentation of case studies to exemplify the application of the model to the clinical assessment of memory.

Conclusions Use of a theoretical framework is important for choosing assessment instruments, interpreting the results of test performance, and communicating with patients, their family members, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Understanding where in the memory process a breakdown occurs can guide treatment recommendations and feedback to patients and family members.

Acknowledgments
This document was developed by members of the Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relations Between the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association. The content of the article is the intellectual property of the authors and does not represent any official position of Division 40 or ASHA. A special thanks to Lyn Turkstra for review and editing of the revised manuscript.
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