An Early, Brief Intervention for Individuals with Severe Aphasia: Is Change in Non-verbal Communication Achievable?

Correll, Anna and van Steenbrugge, Willem and Scholten, Ingrid (2006) An Early, Brief Intervention for Individuals with Severe Aphasia: Is Change in Non-verbal Communication Achievable? [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

As severely aphasic individuals can convey very little in words, their contribution to successful conversational interaction involves non-verbal communication. Intervention targeting use of such modalities is often necessary: individuals with severe aphasia may not use these compensatory strategies spontaneously. Early therapy can potentially provide access to such strategies at the outset. This study evaluated a brief early intervention designed to improve communication between severely aphasic individuals and their communication partners. The intervention included a three-session component which addressed supported use of pointing, gesturing and drawing.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects: Aphasia > Aphasia - rehabilitation
Depositing User: Rosemary Varley
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference > International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1678

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