Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan


  • Gerald ShowalterEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_402


Between-session assignments; Cognitive exercises


Homework, as used in cognitive rehabilitation after acquired brain injury, is any task or series of tasks assigned by a therapist to be completed between treatment sessions by a participant in cognitive rehabilitation, for the purpose of helping the participant consolidate information and strategies learned in treatment sessions and apply this information within real-world settings. The involvement of a participant’s family member or significant other is often essential for support and observation of the participant’s progress in completing and benefiting from these between-session assignments.

Homework encompasses a broad array of strategies and formats depending upon the specific cognitive functions or behaviors to be addressed and the unique needs of participants. Assignments to address executive functioning, for instance, might involve identifying an overall task of interest to the participant, identifying...

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References and Readings

  1. Holland, A. L., Ratner, N. B., & Turksstra, L. S. (2005). Evidence-based practice for cognitive-communication disorders after traumatic brain injury.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral SciencesUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesvilleUSA