American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline

Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS)
Evidence-Based Practice for the Use of External Aids as a Memory Compensation Technique

Sohlberg, M. M., Kennedy, M., et al. (2007).
Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 15(1), xv–li.

AGREE Rating: Recommended with Provisos

Description:

This guideline provides recommendations for the use of external aids as compensatory devices for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The target audience of this guideline is speech-language pathologists. 

Recommendations:

  • Treatment
    • Cognition
      • Compensatory Memory Treatments
        • The authors conclude that “treatment directed toward establishing use of external aids for memory compensation may be considered a practice guideline for individuals with traumatic brain injury” (p. xxi).
        • Future research is warranted to determine the specific patient and treatment parameters to support a practice standard.

Keywords: Brain Injury; Memory

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Added to Compendium: November 2010

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