Longitudinal treatment of primary progressive aphasia: a case study

Murray, Laura L. (1998) Longitudinal treatment of primary progressive aphasia: a case study. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

The purpose of this longitudinal study was to describe the evolving treatment regimen provided to a woman with a 4 year history of non-fluent primary progressive aphasia (PPA). Over her 2.5 years of treatment, three different therapy approaches were used to adapt to her changing communicative abilities and needs: (i) a traditional stimulation-facilitation approach, (ii) the 'Back-to-the-drawing board' programme, and (iii) a functional communication approach including provision of an augmentative communication device. Improvement was found following each treatment approach indicating that PPA patients can continue to benefit from long-term speech-language pathology services.

Item Type: Journal (Paginated)
Additional Information: Copyright by Taylor & Francis Ltd. Used with permission.
Uncontrolled Keywords: GENERALIZED DEMENTIA; LANGUAGE; COMMUNICATION; DISEASE
Depositing User: Demetrios Ioannides
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2003
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1997 : 27th : Bigfork, MO : June 1997)
Location: Bigfork, Mont.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal or Publication Title: Aphasiology
Volume: 12
Number: 7-8
Publication Location: London
ISSN: 1464-5041
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1130

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