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Assessment and Management of Memory Problems

  • B. Wilson

Abstract

Assessments are carried out to answer questions and the nature of these questions determines assessment procedure. Thus questions about theoretical issues require a different approach to assessment than do questions about treatment issues. For example, if we want to know whether implicit memory is a unitary concept we should assess as many different aspects of implicit memory as possible and also assess a large number of people in an attempt to find dissociations between subjects. If, on the other hand, we want to know which memory problems are causing most distress for a particular patient, we should interview that patient and perhaps other family members. We may need to observe the patient in a number of different settings and refer to rating scales, checklists, questionnaires and/or self report measures.

Keywords

Implicit Memory Brain Damage Memory Problem Cognitive Rehabilitation Traumatic Head Injury 
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