Glossary

cognition The process of understanding and functioning within the world, including complex skills such as orientation, initiation, attention, concentration, learning, memory, perception, communication, comprehension, self-monitoring, problem solving, and reasoning.

compensatory strategies Skill- and strength-focused rehabilitation technique including the use of external aids to offset cognitive and psychomotor impairments and improve daily living activities.

generalization The ability to apply previously learned material to a variety of novel contexts.

prosthetic device An external aid used to offset cognitive problems arising from neurological impairment; includes use of microcomputer organizers, filing systems, and lists.

supported employment A functional approach to cognitive rehabilitation incorporating a variety of rehabilitation strategies, characterized by the presence of an employment specialist working directly at the job site.

transfer The ability to apply previously learned material to similar contexts; it is positive when learning in one context is applied to another context, and it is negative when learning in one context, and it is hinders learning in another context.

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