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Evidence Based Systematic Review of Aphasia Therapy for bilingual individuals

Faroqi-Shah, Yasmeen and Frymark, Tobi and Mullen, Robert and Wang, Beverly
Evidence Based Systematic Review of Aphasia Therapy for bilingual individuals. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

Relatively little is known about the best practices for language therapy in bilingual aphasia. This systematic review examined three crucial questions faced by speech-language pathologists during clinical decision making: outcomes when language therapy is provided in the secondary language (L2), extent of cross-language transfer (CLT) and variables that influence CLT, and outcomes when language therapy is mediated by a language broker. Data from 14 studies (N=45 aphasic individuals) indicate that treatment in L2 leads to positive outcomes (akin to L1 treatment); CLT occurred in about half of the studies, especially when L1 was the language of treatment.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2146
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.