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Prediction of strategy usage by adults with aphasia

Purdy, Mary
Prediction of strategy usage by adults with aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005) / : (2005).

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Abstract

It was hypothesized that cognitive flexibility may influence aphasic individuals’ ability to generalize techniques learned in therapy to more functional communication situations. A cognitive flexibility score was created by examination of modality switching behavior on the CADL and on a referential communication task, following multimodality training. A multiple regression analysis revealed a significant correlation between the CADL cognitive flexibility score and the referential communication task, but the contribution of the PICA was not significant. These results suggest the cognitive flexibility score is independent of language function and may help predict whether patients would benefit from specific strategy training.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1577
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.