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Efficacy of Repeated Choral Reading for Individuals with Chronic Nonfluent Aphasia

Cherney, Leora and Babbitt, Edna and Oldani, Jodi and Semik, Patrick
Efficacy of Repeated Choral Reading for Individuals with Chronic Nonfluent Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005) / : (2005).

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Abstract

Oral Reading for Language in Aphasia (ORLA) involves repeatedly reading aloud sentences and paragraphs, first in unison with the clinician, and then independently. ORLA was administered to 25 individuals with chronic nonfluent aphasia in a delayed-treatment study. Outcome measures included the Western Aphasia Battery, the Reading Comprehension Battery for Aphasia, and discourse production measures. A comparison of change in scores from baseline to pre-treatment versus pre-treatment to post-treatment provides an index of the efficacy of the ORLA treatment. Reading improved markedly in the subjects with severe aphasia; writing and discourse production changes were evident in subjects with mild-moderate aphasia.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1548
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.