What is it about?

Memory impairments are commonly reported after traumatic brain injury and managed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs). This study examines how SLPs assess and manage memory after TBI and identifies opportunities to improve post-TBI memory outcomes.

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Why is it important?

Our findings establish a baseline of the current practices for clinical management of memory impairment in adults with TBI by SLPs. Improved opportunities for clinician training, the development of a single tool to assess multiple forms of memory, better access to existing memory assessments, and the implementation of evidence-based interventions promise to lead to improved memory outcomes for individuals with TBI.


As a clinician-researcher, I believe it is important to integrate the beliefs and practices of current practicing professionals into research. I hope this article increases field understanding of what we are currently doing and illuminates room for improvement.

Jade Mitchell
Vanderbilt University

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This page is a summary of: Memory and Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment and Management Practices of Speech-Language Pathologists, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 2023, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2023_ajslp-23-00231.
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