Breaking with Tradition: A Paradigm Shift in Cognitive Rehabilitation Dr. Mark Ylvisaker was one of the most innovative and influential thinkers in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. His ideas inspired a generation of professionals to approach the rehabilitation of individuals with brain injury in a more integrative and meaningful manner. Though he has passed, his ideas endure and ... Article
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Breaking with Tradition: A Paradigm Shift in Cognitive Rehabilitation
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  • Adam Politis
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
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Breaking with Tradition: A Paradigm Shift in Cognitive Rehabilitation
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, January 2014, Vol. 24, 4-9. doi:10.1044/nnsld24.1.4
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, January 2014, Vol. 24, 4-9. doi:10.1044/nnsld24.1.4

Dr. Mark Ylvisaker was one of the most innovative and influential thinkers in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. His ideas inspired a generation of professionals to approach the rehabilitation of individuals with brain injury in a more integrative and meaningful manner. Though he has passed, his ideas endure and shape the next generation of clinicians and researchers. This article pays homage to Dr. Ylvisaker by describing one of his most significant contributions, the context-sensitive paradigm of cognitive rehabilitation, and its profound impact on the clinical practice of the author.

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