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Evaluating Communication Improvement after Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy

Brown, Jennifer and Jackson, Catherine
Evaluating Communication Improvement after Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy is becoming a technique of increasing interest to help patients with chronic aphasia achieve functional communicative improvements. Anecdotally, changes in discourse and overall functional ability are reported by patients, family and caregivers, however these changes are not always reflected in improved standardized test scores. This pilot study uses discourse analysis to evaluate changes in the conversational abilities of patients who have participated in a CIAT program and compares those changes to the standardized test results from related subtests on the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination obtained before and after treatment.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1970
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.