Potential benefits of participating in an aphasia theater program

Castka, Karen and Abbanat, Ginette and Holland, Audrey and Szabo, Gretchen (2009) Potential benefits of participating in an aphasia theater program. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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While there is substantial literature attesting to the benefits of music and art therapies for people with aphasia (PWA) (Hobson, 2006; Peterson, 2006), there is little concerning their participation in theater. Although the value of drama groups in increasing confidence, belonging, and group cohesion across a range of disabling conditions has been documented (Moreno, 1985; Landy, 1994), they are seldom undertaken with PWA. This paper describes a community based aphasia center’s theater program and provides qualitative data discussing the reasons PWA joined the program and the identified benefits gained from participation. Psychosocial, linguistic, and recreational/vocational benefits are discussed.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Gabler Vanessa
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 15:13
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
URI: http://aphasiology.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1972

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