Multi-modality aphasia therapy is as efficacious as constraint induced aphasia therapy for chronic aphasia: A phase 1 study

Rose, Miranda Lee and Attard, Michelle Christine and Mok, Zaneta and Lanyon, Lucette and Foster, Abby (2013) Multi-modality aphasia therapy is as efficacious as constraint induced aphasia therapy for chronic aphasia: A phase 1 study. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Constraint-induced aphasia therapy (CIAT; Pulvermüller et al., 2001) has been shown to be efficacious in promoting positive changes in formal tests of language function and client perceptions of everyday communication for many individuals with chronic aphasia. Since the publication of the CIAT studies, questions have arisen concerning the appropriateness of utilizing well-established multi-modality treatments in aphasia rehabilitation (Rose, in press). Multi-modal treatments exploit the often-preserved drawing, gesture, reading and writing abilities of individuals with aphasia, either as compensation techniques when spoken communication fails to be restored, or as direct cross-modal facilitation techniques to reestablish language and speech. Multi-Modality Aphasia Treatment (M-MAT; Attard, Rose & Lanyon, 2013) is one such treatment. What remains unclear is the relative efficacy of these two intensive but fundamentally different treatment types (CIAT and M-MAT). Such information is necessary to minimize unnecessary health care spending.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Depositing User: OSCP Staff 1
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2013
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2013 : 43rd : Tucson, AZ : May 28-June 2, 2013)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2480

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