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Memory rehabilitation: Compensating for memory problems.
Wilson, B.A.
In L. Bäckman & R. Dixon (Eds.), Compensating for Psychological Deficits and Declines: Managing Losses and Promoting Gains, pp. 171-190 Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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This chapter describes the nature of memory problems following brain injury. Bäckman and Dixon's (1992) theoretical framework of psychological compensation was used to illustrate the origins, mechanisms, forms, and consequences of compensatory behaviour seen in people with severe memory problems. The major kinds of compensatory aids for this population were described, and consideration was given to the best ways to teach or encourage compensatory behaviour.