Evidence Based Clinical Research

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Evidence Based Research for the Management of Communication Disorders in Neurologically Impaired Individuals

Project Introduction

Evidenced Based Clinical Research for:


I.  Published Articles:

Beeson, P.M. & Robey, R.R. (2006). Evaluating single-subject treatment research: Lessons learned from the aphasia literature. Neuropsychological Review, 16, 161-169 PDF

III.  Supplemental Tables

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Traumatic Brain Injury

I.  Published Articles:

O’Neil-Pirozzi, TM, Kennedy MRT, Sohlberg MM. Evidence-based practice for the use of internal strategies as a memory compensation technique after brain injury: A systematic review. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation,15:32-42, 2015. PMID: 26291635
MacDonald, S., & Wiseman-Hakes, C. (2010). Knowledge translation in ABI rehabilitation: A model for consolidating and applying the evidence for cognitive-communication interventions. Brain Injury, 24(3), 486–508. PDF
Wiseman-Hakes, C, MacDonald, S., & Keightley, M. (2010). Perspectives on evidence based practice in ABI rehabilitation. “Relevant Research”: Who decides? NeuroRehabilitation, 26(4), 355–368. PDF
Ehlardt, L., Sohlberg, M. M., Kennedy, M. R. T., Coelho, C., Turkstra, L., Ylvisaker, M., & Yorkston, K. (2008). Evidence-based practice guidelines for instructing individuals with neurogenic memory impairments: What have we learned in the past twenty years? Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 18(3), 300-342 PDF
Kennedy, M. R. T., Coelho, C., Turkstra, L., Ylvisaker, M., Sohlberg, M. M., Yorkston, K., Chiou, H. H. & Kan, P. F. (2008). Intervention for executive functions after traumatic brain injury: A systematic review, meta-analysis and clinical recommendations. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 18(3), 257-299. PDF
Table of Evidence for Kennedy et al, (2008). PDF
Ylvisaker, M., Turkstra, L., Coelho, C., Yorkston, K., Kennedy, M., Sohlberg, M, & Avery, J. (2007). Behavioural interventions for children and adults with behaviour disorders after TBI: A systematic review of the evidence. Brain Injury, 21(8): 769–805. PDF
Kennedy, M. R. T., & Tursktra, L. (2006). Group intervention studies in the cognitive rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injury: Challenges faced by researchers. Neuropsychology Review, 16(4), 151-159. PDF
Coelho, C., Ylvisaker, M., & Turkstra, L. (2005). Nonstandardized assessment approaches for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Seminars in Speech & Language, 26(4), 223-41. PDF
Kennedy, M. R. T. & Coelho, C. (2005). Self-regulation after traumatic brain injury: A framework for intervention of memory and problem solving. Seminars in Speech and Language, 26(4), 242-255. PDF
Sohlberg, M.M., Ehlardt, L., & Kennedy, M. (2005). Instructional techniques in cognitive rehabilitation: A preliminary report. Seminars in Speech and Language, 26(4), 268-279. PDF
Turkstra, L., Ylvisaker, M., & Coelho, C. (2005). The use of standardized tests for individuals with cognitive-communication disorders. Seminars in Speech & Language, 26(4), 215-222. PDF
Ylvisaker, M., Turkstra, L., & Coelho, C. (2005) Behavioral and social interventions for individuals with traumatic brain injury: a summary of the research with clinical implications. Seminars in Speech & Language, 26(4), 256-267. PDF

II. Technical Report

      1. Standardized Assessment for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury: Technical Report
        Table 1. Results of survey in Appendix A. Standardized tests recommended by speech-language pathologists (n = 30) and rationale for their use.
        Table 2. Test publishers’ and distributors’ test recommendations for speech-language pathologists evaluating cognitive-communication disorders in persons with TBI.\
        Table 3. Review of all tests recommended by publishing companies, distributors or speech language pathologists.
        Table 4. Detailed review of tests that include traumatic brain injury in the test purpose, applications, or standardization sample.
        Table 5. Summary of tests and criteria.

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