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Measuring verbal and non-verbal communication in aphasia: reliability, validity and sensitivity to change of the Scenario Test

van de Sandt, Mieke and vandermeulen, Ineke
Measuring verbal and non-verbal communication in aphasia: reliability, validity and sensitivity to change of the Scenario Test. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

Persons with severe aphasia, who have restricted verbal abilities, often receive AAC-training to use other communication channels. The efficacy of this therapy is not yet sufficiently established.
The Scenario Test, a new instrument designed to assess verbal and non-verbal communication in an interactive setting, was administered to 122 people with aphasia. The test shows good validity, reliability and sensitivity to change. It can serve as an outcome measure in future studies of AAC-training in aphasia. Further, it provides insight in the communicative abilities of a person with aphasia, which helps to tailor AAC training to the individual’s capabilities and limitations.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2082
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.