The effects of intensive language therapy on functional communication: A case study

Baldwin, Katherine and Kurland, Jacquie (2009) The effects of intensive language therapy on functional communication: A case study. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Constraint induced language therapy is a relatively new treatment approach that has rejuvenated research interest in the effect of treatment intensity by demonstrating quick, robust, positive effects on naming in individuals with chronic aphasia. To our knowledge, none of the recent studies investigating treatment intensity have focused on the influence that short-term, intensive treatment has on functional communication. In a single-subject case study, a standardized measure of functional communication was administered and samples of narrative discourse were acquired and analyzed pre- and post-treatment. Preliminary data suggests that four weeks of massed practice improved functional communication in a chronically aphasic individual.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Gabler Vanessa
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1968

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