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Communication Needs versus Communication Reality in Nursing Homes: The Stories of Three Severely Aphasic Nursing Home Residents

Hirsch, Fabiane M. and Holland, Audrey L.
Communication Needs versus Communication Reality in Nursing Homes: The Stories of Three Severely Aphasic Nursing Home Residents. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

Language-impaired nursing home residents struggle not only with their own language
difficulties but also with an environment that offers limited communication opportunities.
This study attempts to define the communication needs of a subset of language-impaired
nursing home residents, those with severe aphasia, by interviewing these residents’
communication partners. By contrasting reported communication needs with the actual
observed communication environment, discrepancies are revealed that can be addressed
clinically. The reported need for social communication versus the observed social
communication, for example, supports clinical intervention efforts aimed at increasing
opportunity and success in social interactions.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1606
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
Additional Information:ABSTRACT ONLY. No full text available.