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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


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. 


  • 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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