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Evaluation of Memory Abilities Post-Acquired Brain Injury

presented by Therese M. O’Neil-Pirozzi, ScD, CCC-SLP

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Financial: Therese M.O’Neil-Pirozzi receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Therese M.O’Neil-Pirozzi has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Memory is one of the cognitive processes that facilitates everyday function and quality of life. Accurate, comprehensive assessment of memory is critical to the provision of effective quality treatment. This course will present standardized and non-standardized diagnostic options to evaluate memory abilities following acquired brain injury.

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Therese M. O’Neil-Pirozzi, ScD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Therese M. O'Neil-Pirozzi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northeastern University and is Associate Project Director of the Spaulding/Harvard TBI Model System at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, both in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. O'Neil-Pirozzi's research work focuses on acquired brain injury across the lifespan, with a particular focus on…

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1. Evaluating Memory - Part 1

There are different purposes for which memory function may be evaluated. This course will present components of memory evaluations and how a given reason for an evaluation may influence the diagnostic process.

2. Evaluating Memory – Part 2

There are many memory tests on the market, and it is important to be able to distinguish among them when choosing what test to administer in any given situation. Using the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health, impairment level and activity level options will be presented.

3. Evaluating Memory – Part 3

An evaluation should be tailored to each individual patient to fully characterize their memory. The importance of complementing standardized memory assessments with informal/non-standardized functional memory activities will be described.

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