The Feasibility of a Multimodal Communication Treatment for Aphasia during Inpatient Rehabilitation

Wallace, Sarah E. and Purdy, Mary (2013) The Feasibility of a Multimodal Communication Treatment for Aphasia during Inpatient Rehabilitation. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to explore the feasibility of a multimodal communication training program implemented with people with aphasia during acute stroke rehabilitation. The purpose of the program was to improve production of alternate communication modalities (gesturing, drawing) as well as verbalization, and to facilitate switching among these modalities to resolve communication breakdowns. Two people with aphasia completed the intervention and demonstrated increased accuracy in the production of various alternate communication modalities. However, improvements in the ability to switch to an alternate modality were noted for only one participant. Clinical implications and future research directions are discussed.

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/2505

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