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Constraint-Induced Language Therapy: Treatment Effects on Two Individuals with Moderate to Severe Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech

Silva, Nicole A. and Kurland, Jacquie and Burke, Katherine and Andrianopoulos, Mary
Constraint-Induced Language Therapy: Treatment Effects on Two Individuals with Moderate to Severe Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

Constraint-induced language therapy (CILT) has proven to be an effective treatment for improving naming in some individuals with chronic aphasia.  Whether constraint to the speech modality or treatment intensity is responsible for such gains is still under investigation.  Two individuals with moderate-to-severe chronic aphasia and apraxia of speech (AOS) were treated simultaneously, first in an unconstrained, intensive treatment program (PACE) and later using CILT. Both participants made more and faster gains in naming following CILT. The participant with less severe AOS made greater and more enduring gains, possibly due to more errorless practice.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2280
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)

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