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EFFECTS OF MINDFULNESS MEDITATION ON THREE INDIVIDUALS WITH APHASIA

Orenstein, Ellen and Shisler Marshall, Rebecca
EFFECTS OF MINDFULNESS MEDITATION ON THREE INDIVIDUALS WITH APHASIA. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

Research has suggested that individuals with aphasia (IWA) have deficits in attention (Murray et al., 1997a, 1997b) with few treatments available. Mindfulness meditation (MM) has successfully improved attention in neurologically intact (NI) individuals (Rutschman, 2004; Valentine & Sweet, 1999). Therefore, MM was employed in 3 IWA utilizing a single-subject design over a 9 to 13 week period. The effects of relaxation on attention and sense of effort were also examined. Several implications regarding future research are discussed; however, no conclusive evidence on the effects of MM can be offered based on the results of this study at this time.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2076
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.