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Longitudinal treatment of primary progressive aphasia: a case study

Murray, Laura L.
Longitudinal treatment of primary progressive aphasia: a case study. Aphasiology, 12(7-8), 1998, pages 651-672.

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Abstract

The purpose of this longitudinal study was to describe the evolving treatment regimen provided to a woman with a 4 year history of non-fluent primary progressive aphasia (PPA). Over her 2.5 years of treatment, three different therapy approaches were used to adapt to her changing communicative abilities and needs: (i) a traditional stimulation-facilitation approach, (ii) the 'Back-to-the-drawing board' programme, and (iii) a functional communication approach including provision of an augmentative communication device. Improvement was found following each treatment approach indicating that PPA patients can continue to benefit from long-term speech-language pathology services.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:GENERALIZED DEMENTIA; LANGUAGE; COMMUNICATION; DISEASE
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1130
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1997 : 27th : Bigfork, MO : June 1997)
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication:Aphasiology
Volume:12
Number:7-8
Pages:651-672
Publication Location:London
ISSN:1464-5041
Additional Information:Copyright by Taylor & Francis Ltd. Used with permission.