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A New Treatment for Aphasia? Borrowing from the Field of Foreign Language Learning

Abou-Khalil, Rima and Schneider, Sandra
A New Treatment for Aphasia? Borrowing from the Field of Foreign Language Learning. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

This is a report of a new type of aphasia treatment using a single subject design. The treatment was based on the principles of TPR (Total Physical Response), an innovative method for teaching language, whose main principle is that language is best learned when paired with movement and gesture. The underlying principle of TPR for aphasia treatment lies in the recruitment of the right hemisphere to help in language reorganization. We present a subject with severe fluent aphasia, 2 years post-stroke with no prior treatment, and report on his progress during TPR-based therapy.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1966
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
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