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Communication profiles in severe aphasia: the roles of supportive strategies and of the communication partner

van der Meulen, Ineke and Houthuizen, Jane and van de Sandt-Koenderman, Mieke
Communication profiles in severe aphasia: the roles of supportive strategies and of the communication partner. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

In communication, aphasic persons with limited speech rely on supportive strategies and on the help of the communication partner. The RIJST is a new tool assessing both aspects of aphasic communication. In a group of patients with similar severe verbal deficits four different communication profiles were observed. These profiles differ both in the use of supportive strategies and in the amount of help needed from the partner. The results are highly relevant for communication therapy and offer insight in the discussion concerning the relation between verbal deficits and communicative abilities in severe aphasia.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2185
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.