Fofi Constantinidou

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The present study investigated the effects of modality presentation on the verbal learning performance of 26 older adults and 26 younger cohorts. A multitrial free-recall paradigm was implemented incorporating three modalities: Auditory, Visual, and simultaneous Auditory plus Visual. Older subjects learned fewer words than younger subjects but their rate of(More)
Evidence for picture superiority in verbal learning following moderate to severe closed head injury (CHI) was found in a study involving 31 participants with CHI and 31 noninjured participants. A multitrial free-recall paradigm was implemented incorporating three modalities: Auditory, visual, and simultaneous auditory plus visual. Participants with moderate(More)
Age-related memory changes are highly varied and heterogeneous. The study examined the rate of decline in verbal episodic memory as a function of education level, auditory attention span and verbal working memory capacity, and diagnosis of amnestic mild cognitive impairment (a-MCI). Data were available on a community sample of 653 adults aged 17-86 years(More)
This study investigated the effects of stimulus presentation modality on working memory performance in children with reading disabilities (RD) and in typically developing children (TDC), all native speakers of Greek. It was hypothesized that the visual presentation of common objects would result in improved learning and recall performance as compared to the(More)
The homophone spellings of 20 subjects with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild dementia were compared to those of matched normal controls. Both groups were tested once (Time 1) and then again 9 months to 1 year later (Time 2). At Time 1, AD subjects misspelled more homophones than the control group and the discrepancy between the two groups' performances(More)
BACKGROUND Previous research suggests that traumatic brain injury (TBI) interferes with the ability to extract and use attributes to describe objects. This study explored the effects of a systematic Categorization Program (CP) in participants with TBI and noninjured controls. PARTICIPANTS Ten persons with moderate to severe TBI who received comprehensive(More)
PURPOSE To describe a cognitive neuroscience model of memory that can be used to guide assessment and promote consistent terminology among members of the rehabilitation team, and to relate the model to frequently used assessment measures. METHOD Description of a model of memory, description of how frequently used memory measures relate to the model, and(More)
This study investigated the effects of stimulus presentation modality on working memory performance in elementary school-age children ages 7-13. The experimental paradigm implemented a multitrial learning task incorporating three presentation modalities: Auditory, Visual, and simultaneous Auditory plus Visual. The first experiment compared the learning and(More)
PURPOSE To disseminate findings from an international workshop regarding priority issues for girls' and women's health and quality-of-life after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS A workshop was held prior to the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference 2010. The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the unique health(More)
BACKGROUND Executive functioning (EF) deficits are common sequelae of traumatic brain injury (TBI). These deficits extend beyond the acute stages of recovery and pose a significant challenge in rehabilitation efforts. Current theories of EF propose a multidimensional construct. This paper provides an integrative theoretical framework with interactive(More)