UM Guidelines
Cognitive Communication Disorders Rehabilitation

Ambulatory Care (AC)

BCBST last reviewed November 12, 2020*

Changed Clinical Indications to only include the following:
  Cognitive communication (rehabilitation) may be indicated for 1 or more of the following:
  • Traumatic brain injury

Does not apply to FEP


  1. BlueCross BlueShield Association. Evidence Positioning System. (4:2020). Cognitive rehabilitation (8.03.10). Retrieved August 12, 2020 from (61 articles and/or guidelines reviewed)
  2. Chiaravalloti, N.D., Sandry, J., Moore, N.B., & DeLuca, J. (2016). An RCT to treat learning impairment in traumatic brain injury: the TBI-MEM trial. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 30 (6), 539-550. Abstract retrieved January 18, 2019 from PubMed database.
  3. Langenbahn, D.M., Ashman, T., Cantor, J. & Trott, C. (2013). An evidence-based review of cognitive rehabilitation in medical conditions affecting cognitive function. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94,271-286. (Level 1 evidence)
  4. Mahan, S., Rous, R., & Adlam, A. (2017). Systematic review of neuropsychological rehabilitation for prospective memory deficits as a consequence of acquired brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2017 Jan 19:1-12. Doi: 10.1017/S1355617716001065. [Epub ahead of print]. Abstract retrieved June 5, 2017 from PubMed database.
  5. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (2013). Stroke rehabilitation in adults. Retrieved December 22, 2015 from




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