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Classification of Aphasia using Objective Measures of Fluency in Spontaneous Speech

Hird, Kathryn and Kirsner, Kim
Classification of Aphasia using Objective Measures of Fluency in Spontaneous Speech. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

Preliminary research indicates attention plays a role in the conversational success of
persons with aphasia. Although there are reports suggesting that attention skills can be
improved, no study has looked at the efficacy of such treatment in terms of its impact on
functional communication. A non- linguistic computerized training battery was used to
determine whether changes in attention translated to more successful conve rsations with
unfamiliar partners. Statistically significant improvements were made in attentional skills
and functional communication, but, notably, no improvements were found on linguistic
measures. The authors explore the impact of non- linguistic treatment in a broader
intervention model of aphasia.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1605
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
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