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.
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|
|Conference:||Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1997 : 27th : Bigfork, MO : June 1997)|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Additional Information:||Copyright by Taylor & Francis Ltd. Used with permission.|