A brief summary of current research.
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The third of its kind to date, this comprehensive literature review updates clinical recommendations for cognitive rehabilitation of people with traumatic brain injury and stroke. The authors report substantial evidence to support interventions for attention, memory, social communication skills, executive function, and for comprehensive-holistic neuropsychologic rehabilitation after TBI. Additionally, evidence supports visuospatial rehabilitation after right-hemisphere stroke, and interventions for aphasia and apraxia after left-hemisphere stroke.