» Dr. Mary R. Kennedy

College of Educational Studies
Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Mary R. Kennedy
California State University, Fullerton, Bachelor of Arts
California State University, Fullerton, Master of Arts
University of Washington, Ph.D.


  • Adult language & cognitive disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cognitive rehabilitation and brain injury


  • Group intervention studies in the cognitive rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injury: Challenges faced by researchers.: Kennedy, Mary, Kennedy, M. R. T. & Turkstra, L., Neuropsychology Review, in press .
  • Evidence based practice for the use of external aids as a memory rehabilitation technique.: Kennedy, Mary, Sohlberg, M. M., Kennedy, M. R. T., Avery, J., Coelho, C., Turkstra, L., Ylvisaker, M., & Yorkston, K., Journal of Medical Speech Pathology,, 15(1) , 2007.
  • Self-regulation after traumatic brain injury: A framework for intervention of memory and problem solving.: Kennedy, Mary, Kennedy, M. R. T. & Coelho, C., Seminars in Speech & Language, 26 242-255, 2005.
  • Instructional techniques in cognitive rehabilitation: A preliminary report.: Kennedy, Mary, Sohlberg, M. M. & Ehlardt, L., Seminars in Speech & Language, 26 268-279, 2005.
  • The self-monitoring approach for effective learning.: Kennedy, Mary, Dunlosky, J., Hertzog, C., Kennedy, M., & Thiede, K., Cognitive Techology, 10 4-11, 2005.
  • The effects of frontal injury on self-monitoring during verbal learning by adults with diffuse brain injury: Kennedy, Mary, Kennedy, M. R. T. & Yorkston, K. M., Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 14(4) 449-465, 2004.
  • Predicting recall across verbal learning tasks after traumatic brain injury: A preliminary study: Kennedy, Mary, Kennedy, M. R. T., American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13(2) 142-154, 2004.
  • Predictions of recall and study strategy decisions after brain injury: Kennedy, Mary, Kennedy, M.R.T., Carney, E. & Peters, S. M., Brain Injury, 17 1043-1064, 2003.
  • Delayed predictions of narrative recall after traumatic brain injury: Salience and Explicitness: Kennedy, Mary, Kennedy, M.R.T. & Nawrocki, M., Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research, 46 98-112., 2003.
  • Evidence based practice for attention deficits after traumatic brain injury: A review of the literature: Kennedy, Mary, Sohlberg, M, Avery, J., Kennedy, M.R.T., Coelho, C., Ylvisaker, M. & Turkstra, L., Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 11, 3 xix-xxxix, 2003.
  • Retrospective confidence judgments made by adults with traumatic brain injury: Relative and absolute accuracy: Kennedy, Mary, Kennedy, M.R.T., Brain Injury, 15(6) 469-487, 2001.
  • Accuracy of metamemory after traumatic brain injury: Predictions during verbal learning: Kennedy, Mary, K.M. Yorkston, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 43 072-1086, 2000.
  • Topic scenes in conversations with adults with right-hemisphere brain damage: Kennedy, Mary, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 9(1) 72-86, 2000.
  • Treatment approaches in communication disorders: Kennedy, Mary, Yorkston, K.M. & Kennedy, M.R.T., Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co., Rehabilitation of the adult and child with traumatic brain injury, 284-296, 1999.

Research Activities

  • Executive functions and metacognition after brain injury: We investigate the intersection of these higher cortical process with memory & language
  • Evidence-based Practice: We conduct systematic reviews and critique the research on cognitive rehabilitation for individuals with brain injury, and create recommendations

Professional Activities

  • President-Elect: Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) , 2006 - 2008
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research , 2006- - present
  • Chair: Practice Guidelines Writing Committee on Cognitive-Communication After Traumatic Brain Injury (ANCDS) , 2001 - present
  • Director of Graduate Studies: Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, UMN , 2005 - present
  • Associate member: The Center for Cognitive Sciences, University of Minnesota , 1999
  • Member: Brain Injury Association of Minnesota , 1998 - present
  • Member: American Speech, Language, & Hearing Association , 1980 - present


  • Service Learning Faculty Fellowship Award, 2004 - 2005