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A comparison of intensity dosage for Constraint Induced Language Therapy in aphasia

Mozeiko, Jennifer and Coelho, Carl and Myers, Emily
A comparison of intensity dosage for Constraint Induced Language Therapy in aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

This study compared Constraint Induced Language Therapy (CILT) delivered at two intensity levels to participants with chronic aphasia.  Two groups received 30 hours of CILT, one intensively (CILT-I) over two weeks, one distributed (CILT-D) over ten weeks. Results indicated that for CILT-I, three of four participants showed gains on a discourse task but only one of five showed similar gains for the CILT-D group, consistent with post-treatment standardized tests.   Although the CILT-I group consisted of individuals with more severe aphasia, the CILT-I appeared to yield better results.  For some individuals the CILT-D was also effective and the gains were maintained.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2293
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)