Catherine A. Mateer

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Virtual reality (VR) technology offers new opportunities for the development of innovative neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation tools. VR-based testing and training scenarios that would be difficult, if not impossible, to deliver using conventional neuropsychological methods are now being developed that take advantage of the assets available(More)
Subdivisions of the human peri-Sylvian language cortex were derived from stimulation mapping during craniotomies under local anesthesia. Naming, reading, short-term verbal memory, single and sequential orofacial movements, and phoneme identification were tested. Sequential orofacial movements and phoneme identification were altered from the same brain sites(More)
Attention Process Training (APT), a hierarchical, multilevel treatment program, was designed to remediate attention deficits in brain-injured persons. The program incorporates current theories in the experimental attention literature. Four brain-injured subjects, varying widely in both etiology of injury and time post onset, underwent intensive cognitive(More)
Persons with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) who are not mentally retarded often have difficulty qualifying for special educational and vocational services. In this pilot study, 16 nonretarded young adults with FAS were divided into two groups--one with average to above-average IQ and one with borderline to low-average IQ. Participants in both groups(More)
A systematic, structured training sequence for teaching individuals with severe memory impairments to independently utilize a compensatory memory book is reviewed. The training sequence is theoretically motivated, incorporating both principles of learning theory as well as aspects of memory known to be preserved in many patients with even severe amnestic(More)
Poor awareness of deficit is common after brain injury. Recent literature has examined various tools for measurement of this phenomenon; the most widely used being self-other rating scales. Although self-other scale measures have face validity, their criterion-related validity has not been adequately demonstrated, and there is little information as to(More)
  • C A Mateer
  • Seminars in clinical neuropsychiatry
  • 1999
Individuals with frontal lobe impairments often demonstrate a variety of disorders of executive function that pose significant challenges to rehabilitation. Impairments in initiation, sequencing, impulse control, attention, prospective memory, and self-awareness frequently manifest in disorganized and maladaptive behaviors that severely impact many aspects(More)
It is widely accepted that awareness deficits present challenges to recovery and should be addressed as part of rehabilitation programming. Response to awareness intervention is commonly inferred from measurements that rely on reports by subjects and significant others. This article describes the findings from a pilot study that examined the relationship(More)
A within-subject operant design was used to evaluate the efficacy of prospective memory training in a 51-year-old brain-injured male with a severe memory impairment. Training consisted of repetitive administration of prospective memory tasks whereby the subject was given actions to perform at specified future times. The length of time between task(More)
Behavioral inhibition, often cited as a central deficit in children with ADHD, has been shown to change in response to reinforcement. In this preliminary investigation, children with ADHD (n= 20) and matched controls (ages 7 to 12) completed a new version of the stop signal paradigm, the Fire Fighter Game, a measure of inhibition of a prepotent motor(More)