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Brain Inj. 2005 Aug 10;19(8):569-83.

TEACH-M: A pilot study evaluating an instructional sequence for persons with impaired memory and executive functions.

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  • 1Teaching Research Institute-Eugene, Western Oregon University, Eugene, OR 97401, USA. lehlhart@oregon.uoregon.edu

Abstract

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate an instructional package that facilitates learning and retention of multi-step procedures for persons with severe memory and executive function impairments resulting from traumatic brain injury.

RESEARCH DESIGN:

The study used a multiple baseline across participants design.

METHODS AND PROCEDURES:

Four participants, two males and two females, ranging in age from 36-58 years, were taught a 7-step e-mail task. The instructional package (TEACH-M) was the experimental intervention and the number of correct e-mail steps learned was the dependent variable.

MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS:

Treatment effects were replicated across the four participants and maintained at 30 days post-treatment. Generalization and social validity data further supported the treatment programme.

CONCLUSIONS:

The results suggest that individuals with severe cognitive impairments are capable of learning new skills. Directions for future research include application of the instructional package to other multi-step procedures.

PMID:
16175811
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