Aphasia therapy: Measuring the relevance

Morris, Julie and Newton, Caroline and Whitworth, Anne (2006) Aphasia therapy: Measuring the relevance. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Within aphasia therapy, there is constant discussion regarding how we measure the relevance of therapy for the individual with aphasia. Aphasia therapists grapple with the difficult issue of how to demonstrate that the effects of therapy seen, for example, in improved performance on specific linguistic measures, have relevance to the person’s everyday life. In contrast, there are occasions where positive life changes are seen for the individual, sometimes without corresponding change on linguistic measures (Morris, Howard et al. 2004). When changes in everyday communication and activity are seen or reported, we are usually restricted to offering anecdotal evidence of these.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects: Aphasia > Aphasia - therapy
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/1679

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