The following is a summary of the research sources that have been used in the development of the Color My Conversation program.

Please note: Some of the sources have been categorized under general headings for the ease of the reader.

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Clare, L., & Jones, R. S. (2008). Errorless learning in the rehabilitation of memory impairment: a critical review. Neuropsychology review18(1), 1-23

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