Job Retention After Brain Injury: Why It Makes Sense

Maria Crowley, MA, CRC
National Association of State Head Injury Administrators





  1. the continued possession, use, or control of something:
  2. the fact of keeping something in one’s memory:

I love how there are two definitions of retention, and one involves memory.


Think back to the first day of your current job. Do you remember how you felt? Did you know exactly what was expected of you and how to perform all your job duties? Did you feel competent after one month? How about three months?  A year? Now, imagine how you might feel if something happened, and you had to start over.  Would you feel more comfortable returning to your old job, or something completely new? Would it make you feel more comfortable to return to work surrounded by those you already know, even if your job duties changed?


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