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Training Family Members of Persons with Aphasia

Purdy, Mary and Hindenlang, Jane
Training Family Members of Persons with Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

Eight persons with aphasia (PWA) and their communication partners (CP) participated in
a formal group education and training program. The program contained both didactic and
practical components. Post-training assessment indicated that PWA were more successful
in relating messages to their CPs, and CPs demonstrated improvement in facilitating
PWAs’ communication. Responses on questionnaires indicated that participants
benefited from the “hand-on” training in a group environment. This format facilitated
learning, provided psychosocial support, and encouraged joint problem solving. It was
concluded that the needs and goals of the persons affected by aphasia change over time,
thus education and training is an on-going process.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1633
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
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