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Efficiency of Training Volunteers to Converse with Elders with Aphasia

Hicke, Ellen
Efficiency of Training Volunteers to Converse with Elders with Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007) / : (2007).

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Abstract

Five volunteers were trained to communicate with three nursing home residents with aphasia. Effects were measured in a multiple baseline across participants and partners design. The efficiency of procedures and the outcomes of training student volunteers to use multi-modality communication in conversations with nursing home residents with aphasia were examined. Better understanding of the necessary training procedures will facilitate future research in involving communication partner training. Effective/efficient procedures are needed to maximize cost-effectiveness and clinical significance. Findings from the study, differences from the original study, and clinical recommendations will be described in this paper.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1870
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.