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Aphasia therapy: Measuring the relevance

Morris, Julie and Newton, Caroline and Whitworth, Anne
Aphasia therapy: Measuring the relevance. In International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

Within aphasia therapy, there is constant discussion regarding how we measure the relevance of therapy for the individual with aphasia. Aphasia therapists grapple with the difficult issue of how to demonstrate that the effects of therapy seen, for example, in improved performance on specific linguistic measures, have relevance to the person’s everyday life. In contrast, there are occasions where positive life changes are seen for the individual, sometimes without corresponding change on linguistic measures (Morris, Howard et al. 2004). When changes in everyday communication and activity are seen or reported, we are usually restricted to offering anecdotal evidence of these.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:Aphasia: Aphasia - therapy
ID Code:1679
Conference:International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006)