Memory Rehabilitation Techniques with Brain-Injured Individuals

  • Brady J. Phelps
  • Carl D. Cheney
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


Cognitive rehabilitation is the label often used when referring to a variety of techniques that focus on the amelioration and retraining of thinking and memory behaviors following traumatic brain injury (Wood, 1990). The most frequent complaint following brain injury, and to which the bulk of the cognitive rehabilitation literature is addressed, is that of memory disturbance (McGlynn, 1990). The need for effective remedial programs is immense, since estimates run as high as 2 million Americans likely to experience traumatic brain injury each year, with the costs of rehabilitation estimated in billions of dollars annually (Department of Health and Human Services, 1989; National Head Injury Foundation, 1992).


Traumatic Brain Injury Behavioral Medicine Visual Imagery Behavior Analyst Teaching Machine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brady J. Phelps
    • 1
  • Carl D. Cheney
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologySouth Dakota State UniversityBrookingsUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUtah State UniversityLoganUSA

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