Psicología desde el Caribe
versão On-line ISSN 2011-7485
GUTIERREZ RUIZ, Karol; DE LOS REYES ARAGON, Carlos; RODRIGUEZ DIAZ, Melissa e SANCHEZ HERRERA, Arturo. Neuropsychological rehabilitation techniques in acq uired brain injury: External memory aids and spaced retrieval. Psicol. caribe [online]. 2009, n.24, pp. 147-179. ISSN 2011-7485.
The purpose of this article is to carry out a review of the spaced retrieval and external memory aids techniques for the rehabilitation of people with acquired brain injury. Initially, the common cognitive and functional deficits in acquired brain injury were exposed; later, each technique was described, indicating what each one consists in and the results of the studies reviewed. At last, it was determined that, spaced retrieval and external memory aids were mainly used for the treatment of memory deficits, although only in few cases the gains in neuropsychological measures were evaluated. The external memory aids technique was the one that more often showed functional gains and follow up maintenance.
Palavras-chave : Neuropsychological rehabilitation; spaced retrieval; external memory aids; acquired brain injury.