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Constraint Treatment for Chronic Aphasia: Do Treatment Gains Generalize to Story Retelling?

Connor, Lisa Tabor and Tucker, Frances M. and Cross, Jamie and Burch, Kari and Fucetola, Robert P.
Constraint Treatment for Chronic Aphasia: Do Treatment Gains Generalize to Story Retelling?. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

The current investigation included 8 participants with aphasia of greater than 3 years duration in Constraint-Induced Language Therapy (CILT). We sought to determine if CILT treatment gains generalized to Narrative Story Card (Helm-Estabrooks & Nicholas, 2003) retelling. We examined two outcome measures, number words produced and content information units, to determine whether quantity of language, quality of language, or both increased with CILT. Although CILT was beneficial to people with chronic aphasia, gains made in treatment generalized only modestly to Narrative Story Card retelling for most participants. Performance across individuals was quite variable and was not well-characterized by group performance.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2324
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)