Behavioral and Cognitive Deficits in Cerebrovascular Accident and Closed Head Injury: Implications for Cognitive Rehabilitation

  • James D. Thomas
  • Lance E. Trexler


A major development within the discipline of neuropsychology involves the increasing contribution of the neuropsychologist to the comprehensive rehabilitation of the brain injured patient. Recent reports in the literature (Brinkman, 1979; Diller, 1976; Diller and Gordon, 1981; Giantusos, 1980; Gudeman, Golden, and Craine, 1978) have noted the recent expansion of the role of the neuropsychologist beyond the traditional ones of diagnosing, documenting, and localizing neurological damage. The new role includes the added functions of (1) developing paradigms which are basically theoretical, (2) planning strategies that will serve to remediate the behavioral and cognitive deficits that arise as a consequence of brain injury; the applied implementation of theory. Both activities may be subsumed under the title of cognitive rehabilitation.


Cognitive Deficit Linear Discriminant Analysis Cerebrovascular Accident Order Factor Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James D. Thomas
    • 1
  • Lance E. Trexler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Neuropsychology Service Medical Psychology DepartmentCommunity Hospital of IndianapolisUSA

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