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An Early, Brief Intervention for Individuals with Severe Aphasia: Is Change in Non-verbal Communication Achievable?

Correll, Anna and van Steenbrugge, Willem and Scholten, Ingrid
An Early, Brief Intervention for Individuals with Severe Aphasia: Is Change in Non-verbal Communication Achievable?. In International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

As severely aphasic individuals can convey very little in words, their contribution to successful conversational interaction involves non-verbal communication. Intervention targeting use of such modalities is often necessary: individuals with severe aphasia may not use these compensatory strategies spontaneously. Early therapy can potentially provide access to such strategies at the outset. This study evaluated a brief early intervention designed to improve communication between severely aphasic individuals and their communication partners. The intervention included a three-session component which addressed supported use of pointing, gesturing and drawing.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:Aphasia: Aphasia - rehabilitation
ID Code:1678
Conference:International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006)