Laurie A. Ehlhardt

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This article examines the instructional research literature pertinent to teaching procedures or information to individuals with acquired memory impairments due to brain injury or related conditions. The purpose is to evaluate the available evidence in order to generate practice guidelines for clinicians working in the field of cognitive rehabilitation. A(More)
This paper reports the results of an exploratory study into the usability of a simplified e-mail interface for eight individuals with acquired cognitive-linguistic impairments. Participatory Action Research, a qualitative research method, was used to capture the range of performance variables and to emphasize a 'user-centred' approach to the research(More)
Instruction is an essential component of effective cognitive rehabilitation, which requires teaching or reteaching a variety of skills and concepts to people with compromised learning. Currently, the field lacks a cohesive set of principles to guide clinicians' instructional behaviors. A review of the literature in related fields, in conjunction with(More)
OBJECTIVE There is a lack of empirical evidence of effectiveness for instructional interventions for children with traumatic brain injury (TBI). This article addresses this issue by providing an in-depth examination of instructional methodologies validated with other populations of students (with and without disability) and their potential for teaching(More)
A prototype e-mail system was developed for cognitively disabled users, with four different interfaces (free format, idea prompt, form fill and menu driven). The interfaces differed in the level of support provided for the user and complexity of facilities for composing e-mail messages. Usability evaluation demonstrated that no one interface was superior(More)
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(More)
The use of electronic mail is an activity that many of us take for granted. We use e-mail in almost every aspect of our lives, and while we may complain about the features of the mass-market e-mail tools at our disposal, we can use any of them in a pinch. The problem is that there is a portion of the population that does not e-mail. Not because of choice,(More)
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