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Direct attention training treatment for reading impairments in mild aphasia: A replication

Page Sinotte, Michele and Coelho, Carl A.
Direct attention training treatment for reading impairments in mild aphasia: A replication. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

Non-linguistic cognitive skills, such as attention and executive function, have recently become an area of focus in aphasia research. The present study, a replication of Coelho (2005), was designed to target complex attention skills for an individual with mild aphasia and reading difficulties. Treatment procedures were based on the Attention Process Training-II program (APT-II) (Sohlberg and Mateer, 2001). Reading rate and comprehension were monitored as outcome measures and compared to the performance of a non-brain-injured control. Results demonstrated improvements in attention skills and reading comprehension. These findings support the contention that attention training is a useful component of treatment programs for mild aphasia and reading impairments.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1753
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
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